Influencer jailed for allegedly hijacking someone’s identity to loan $100K for luxury travels

Miami influencer allegedly hijacked someone’s identity to loan more than $102,000 for luxury vacations.

  • An Instagram influencer with more than 34K followers may face up to 20 years in prison.
  • Danielle Miller, 31, allegedly stole a person’s identity and used it to get a $102,000 loan.
  • The woman reportedly used the cash for luxury travels. 
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Danielle Miller, a 31-year-old Instagram influencer from Miami, Florida, could face up to 20 years behind bars. The woman, who often shares pictures of her luxury trips with her 34K followers, allegedly stole someone’s identity. What’s more, using the other person’s personal data, she got a $100,000 loan and spent the cash on lavish travels and goods.

 

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According to UNILAD, Miller, also known as @killadmilla, was arrested and charged with alleged wire fraud, following a chain of crimes that took place in 2020. The influencer’s IG posts were one of the main sources of evidence while the suspect was investigated by the U.S. attorney’s office for the District of Massachusetts.

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The U.S. attorney’s office claims that the woman allegedly snatched the identity of a Massachusetts resident by accessing their online Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) account. She then used the person’s personal information to open a pandemic-related Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).

 

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Miller reportedly took over $102,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA). 

The investigation was led by Homeland Security’s Investigation’s Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force.

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Shortly after the cash was deposited from the bank, the influencer began posting images, showing off her extravagant life. What’s more, she continued to use the victim’s personal data to book a flight using a fake driver’s license with their name and her picture on it. She also conducted several ATM transactions using the forged bank account. 

 

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Furthermore, the U.S. attorney’s office reports that transactions using the same bank account were used at the hotels Miller checked in and showed off on IG. One of them was the luxury hotel Petit Ermitage, where she paid $5,500.

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Shockingly, the Massachusetts victim may not be the only one. It was discovered that the IP address used to apply for the $102,000 loan was used to access other RMV accounts, which have applied for over $900,000 in SBA loans.

As the investigation continues, Miller is expected to appear in the U.S. District Court in Boston. She may face up to 20 years of jail time, up to 3 years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine, if convicted of wire fraud.

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