A Miami influencer shares her lavish lifestyle online. It was financed by covid cash

A Miami influencer shares her lavish lifestyle online. It was financed by covid cash

The Miami influencer regularly flaunts her extravagant lifestyle to her 34,000 Instagram followers. Ride a private jet. High-end designer handbags. A luxury waterfront apartment in South Florida.

But his online persona was a mask.

The woman behind the account, Danielle Miller, funneled more than $1 million into a pandemic-related loan scam thanks to money she shared on social media, according to court records. The 32-year-old pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to three counts of wire fraud and two more counts of identity theft.

From July 2020 to May 2021, Miller obtained pandemic-related relief loans using fake business names and the stolen identities of more than 10 people, court records say. While making purchases and reservations, Miller presented fake driver’s licenses in the victim’s name with his photo.

Miller shamelessly publicized his lavish lifestyle, which helped investigators implicate him in the scam. He posted a photo that linked him to the luxury hotel in California, where the transaction was made using one of the victim’s bank accounts. Miller arranged private jet charter flights from Florida to California and rented luxury Miami apartments using fake IDs.

According to officials, Miller is no stranger to fraud cases. he had Earlier arrests were made in Florida And was even profiled last year in a New York magazine detailing his scandal.

“I consider myself more of a con artist than anything,” Miller told the magazine. “You know how they say you can sell ice to an Eskimo? If there’s something I want, I get it.”

According to a New York magazine profile, Miller grew up a block from Central Park. She is the daughter of Michael Miller, former president of the New York State Bar Association. From 2016 to 2019, Miller Joined Pepperdine Lawsays his LinkedIn profile.

Miller was sentenced on June 27, 2023 by US District Court Chief Judge F. Sentencing will be by Dennis Saylor IV He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for each count of wire fraud. The identity theft charge carries a mandatory sentence of two years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

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