A social media star and rapper known as Young Ash is accused of stealing from her fans after allegedly tricking them into giving her their bank information, The New York Post reported.
Authorities say 22-year-old Ashley Bautista posted photos of wads of cash on social media and encouraged followers to contact her if they wanted to make fast money.
She is accused of working with five others to use fans’ information to forge checks and withdraw cash from ATMs.
Bautista was arrested in New York City this week and pleaded not guilty to grand larceny.
A 22-year-old social media star and rapper is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from fans in what authorities say was an elaborate credit card scheme.
Ashley Bautista, known as Young Ash, was arrested in New York City on Wednesday on charges of grand larceny, according to The New York Post. She’s accused of promising her social media followers quick cash in exchange for their banking information — and then stealing from them.
Bautista, along with five other suspects, allegedly deposited at least 52 fraudulent checks that added up to about $62,550 in bank fraud, according to a statement from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
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