A former cast member of the television reality series “Bad Girls Club” was arrested Wednesday on charges alleging she stole debit card information from a man who died shortly after a “prostitution date” with her. Shannade Clermont, 24, was freed on $100,000 bail after she was charged with wire fraud, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. She was arrested at LaGuardia Airport after she arrived on a flight.
Shannade Clermont was arrested for theft after running up charges on her dead trick’s credit card. Officials say in 2017 Clermont stole the debit card information of a man she had visited for a prostitution date and who was found dead in his apartment the next morning from a drug overdose. The man, who was not named, died due to an overdose of cocaine and fentanyl. Investigators collected his iPhone, wallet and a loose condom from his bed after he was discovered dead. Text messages were recovered from the victim’s phone directly linking Clermont to him. Clermont used stolen debit card information to try to obtain over $20,000 in merchandise. She used the money to pay her rent and phone bills, buy plane tickets and make online purchases of clothing and other merchandise.
As Clermont waited for the Judge to enter the courtroom, Clermont looked toward her twin sister, Shannon, who was seated among spectators on a courtroom bench, and quietly mouthed “sorry.” She then sobbed. The sisters both dabbed at tears. In a criminal complaint, prosecutors included text messages between the victim’s phone and Clermont’s phone prior to what the government described as a “prostitution date.”
Investigators also said in court papers that she created an “Exotic Doll” email account on July 9, 2013, that they say Clermont “used to solicit dates for prostitution and other sexual encounters through various websites.”
Clermont appeared on the Oxygen network’s reality series “Bad Girls Club” in 2015 along with her twin sister. She has amassed a large social media following, with over 100,000 followers on Twitter. An Instagram account belonging to the twins has over 800,000 followers. The twins have also appeared in music videos and have modeled for Kanye West’s Yeezy brand, appearing in the Yeezy Season 6 campaign.