Short-term fame and fun at the expense of others can really end up being a difficult life. A Florida man who posed as part of the Wu-Tang Clan and Jay-Z entertainment and management company Roc Nation entourage, wearing fur, renting Rolls-Royce, and making elaborate stays in high-end hotel suites in Atlanta has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
Aaron Barnes-Burpo, 29, conned luxury hotels for weeks into thinking he was paying the final bill with a certified check from Roc Nation and used bogus credit cards to leave $ 2,500 deposits as long as he wasn’t they will charge that. Until a suspicious employee on his last hotel stay on November 21, 2019, confirmed that the man was an imposter.
Now what is the verdict? The Crestview, Florida, resident was sentenced to seven years in federal prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud. Barnes-Burpo was ordered to pay nearly $ 300,000 to 19 businesses he defrauded, and he must serve three years of supervised release after completing his prison term. There is no parole in federal prison. His co-defendant Walker Washington, 52, is still awaiting sentencing.
When authorities investigated Barnes-Burpo’s, they discovered keys to hotels across the country and a piece of paper that had credit card numbers written on his vehicle. Multiple record label lists were also found and their staff scrawled on paper. Authorities also discovered online login credentials for the operation that had simple passwords like rocnation123. Barnes-Burpo’s cell phone showed just how extensive the scam was with photos and screenshots of information used to defraud businesses.
Written By: @thehappytherapist – Ms. Sonia Singh