By: Amaka Korie

Reality shows exaggerate real life for entertainment but what happens when things actually become reality?

“Bad Girls Club” Season 16 star Shannade Clermont was on an upward spiral after leaving the show with her twin sister, Shannon Clermont in 2015. As social media personalities, they live lavishly, even modeling for Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 6 campaign. Though, apparently there was something else fueling their plight.

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Last Wednesday the Clermont twin was charged with wire fraud, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. Early last year, she allegedly stole debit card information from a man she made arrangements with. The two left a trace of text messages proving that Shannade agreed to meet with him for $400. The man was found dead in his apartment the next day caused by a drug overdose. Over $20,000 was transferred from his card to a Western Union account that directly sent the money to Clermont. She then used the money for airline tickets, online retail as well as rent and bills.

On and off screen the twins were known to exude provocative behavior. U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Bergman stated “[Clermont] lived up to her reality series reputation.” But investigators are saying that “Clermont’s new reality is federal prosecution for her alleged nefarious conduct.”

With the help of her lawyer, Donald Duboulay, Clermont was released on a $100,000 bail but could be facing a charge of up to 35 years.

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