Instagram Influencer Charged With $100,000 COVID-19 Relief Fraud


In the world infected by 'COVID-19' coronavirus, a lot of businesses struggle and lots of people are trying whatever they can to survive by keeping things the way things were.

One woman however, went to great length to keep flaunting her lavish lifestyle to her followers on Instagram.

Danielle Miller from Miami, the U.S., allegedly accessed one Massachusetts resident's online Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles records, to then use the personal she found there to open a bank account under her victim's name. Miller then used the personal information of her victim to fraudulently obtain a pandemic-related federal loan.

The victim is identified in records as L.M.S..

It was then back in August, when she received a more than $100,000 in Economic Injury Disaster Loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration, the prosecutors said.

Danielle Miller on her Instagram account.

She used the money for a private flight to California, and stays at luxury hotels, the prosecutors added.

Miller managed to do this by counterfeiting a Massachusetts driver’s license in the alleged victim’s name but bearing her photo.

As an influencer known on Instagram as "killadmilla", Miller then posted photos of herself.

"For example, the luxury hotel Petit Ermitage allegedly posted a $5,500 charge to this bank account in September 2020, a few days after Miller’s Instagram account posted a photo of Miller that was geotagged to the Petit Ermitage," a post from the U.S. Department of Justice said.

And as if what she did was not enough of a fraud and crime, the prosecutors said Miller also applied for more than $900,000 in other fraudulent loans.

She did this after accessing other Massachusetts resident through Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles records then revealed that "myRMV" accounts associated with 27 different individuals have been accessed from one IP address between a five-day period in August 2020.

To date, authorities have identified loan applications that were submitted in 10 of the 27 identities.

Because of this, Miller was charged with wire fraud, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston. And if convicted, Miller faces up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000.