*Former “Basketball Wives LA” star Brittish Williams has been hit felony and fraud charges in St. Louis, Missouri.
Williams, who also goes by the name “Cierrah,” was indicted on federal fraud and identity theft charges on Sept. 22, the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Missouri said in a press release.
Williams, who appeared on season three of VH1’s “Basketball Wives LA,” faces five felony charges of misuse of a Social Security number; four charges of bank fraud; three charges of making false statements to the IRS; three charges of wire fraud; and three charges of aggravated identity theft, as reported by Urban Hollywood 411.
Feds Indict Basketball Wives: Brittish “Cierrah” Williams on Scamming Charges of Stealing SSNs, Identify Theft, Cashing Bounced Checks, Claiming Fake Dependents on Taxes and Much More; How Much She Was Charging to Teach You How to Scam (Court Docs-Pics) https://t.co/xSYfBiYp2F pic.twitter.com/3Gi6LssZAS
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Here’s more from the outlet:
Prosecutors allege Williams used false Social Security numbers in 2017 to obtain loans, lines of credit and other funds from banks and financial institutions. The indictment accuses Williams of submitting false information to the IRS, including the names and social security numbers of individuals she falsely claimed were dependents on her tax returns.
Williams pleaded not guilty the same day she was arrested on Thursday, Oct. 7, per the report.
“[Williams] has been targeted because of her celebrity, and I expect that to be clear once the evidence is produced,” her attorney, Jason Korner, told the Post-Dispatch.
According to Williams’ Instagram page, she offers $300 workshops on how to “take home an additional $30,000 each month” as a social media influencer.
Williams was previously engaged to basketball player Lorenzo Gordon, and together they appeared on season 7 of WE Tv’s “Marriage Bootcamp”.