According to a statement released by the US Attorney's Office For The Southern District of NY on the 11th of July, Wednesday, the 24-year-old reality star faces charges of access device fraud, aggravated identity theft, and wire fraud. He reportedly died of an overdose of cocaine, fentanyl and levamisole, an anti-worming drug.
Shannade allegedly used his identity and two of his debit cards to pay her rent and phone bills, as well as to pay for flights and other online purchases for clothes that were in the thousands of dollars.
Clermont was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one count of access device fraud, and one count of aggravated identity theft after attempting to make more than $20,000 worth of fraudulent purchases with the victim's debit card in the month's following his death.
"I want to see you for the amount we agreed on". It said he later added: "I'm a cool dude".
While looking into his text messages, police discovered that Clermont had been hired as a prostitute by the man on January 31, the day before the man was found dead.
AP reported that Clermont looked at her sister Shannon and mouthed "sorry" before crying as she waited in Manhattan federal court.
The reality star created a fake email account posing as the victim in which she registered it for a Western Union account and allegedly initiated a money transfer of $1,000 to her actual name, the U.S. Attorney's Office claims.
US attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement Wednesday that Shannade 'lived up to her reality series reputation, ' and that 'thanks to the skilled investigative work of the NYPD, Clermont's new reality is federal prosecution for her alleged nefarious conduct'.
He credited investigators with the New York Police Department for the investigation, saying: "Clermont's new reality is federal prosecution for her alleged nefarious conduct".
Clermont, who is best known for her modeling work with sister Shannon, allegedly stole two of the man's debit cards and spent over $20,000 on the cards. She then sobbed. The sisters both dabbed at tears.
INSIDER reached out to the listed representative for Shannon and Shannade Clermont but did not immediately receive a response. She also previously starred in the reality show Bad Girls Club with her sister. She has amassed a large social media following, with over 100,000 followers on Twitter.
They also appeared as models for Kanye West's Yeezy Season Six campaign, and were bestowed the honor of being featured on Kim Kardashian-West's Instagram, where she posted four pictures of them captioned #YeezySeason6.