Former “Basketball Wives” star Brittish Williams was indicted and arrested on federal fraud charges on Thursday (October 7).
On September 22, Brittish was indicted by a federal grand jury on a laundry list of charges that include:
- 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
- Three charges of aggravated identity theft
Brittish Williams was taken into custody and pleaded not guilty to the charges in U.S. District Court in St. Louis.
Prosecutors say the former reality TV star used false Social Security numbers in 2017 to obtain lines of credit, loans, and other funds from banks.
In 2018 and 2019, she allegedly deposited four checks between the amounts of $4,500 and $5,800 into accounts she controlled. Then, she withdrew the money before the checks bounced or the bank realized the checks were fraudulent.
The owners of the checks were unaware of the deposits.
She is also accused of falsely claiming dependents on her 2017-2019 tax returns using false names and Social Security numbers.
Brittish Williams’ attorney, Jason Korner, said his client “has been targeted because of her celebrity, and I expect that to be clear once the evidence is produced.”
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch