A Florida man who pretended to be a member of the Wu-Tang Clan was arrested.
The Wu-Tang Clan and its affiliates can be difficult to get hold of. A man named Aaron Barnes-Burpo, who lives in Crestview, Florida, started scamming businesses by pretending to be a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
Barnes-Burpo admitted to defrauding hotels, limousines, and other businesses, citing false connections to the Wu-Tang Clan. After confessing, he was sentenced to 7 years in prison. Barnes-Burpo, who was arrested on fraud and conspiracy charges, will also pay $300,000 in damages.
Augusta, 52, is allegedly involved in Barnes-Burpo’s scam story in Washington, Georgia. The duo said that while they are members of the Wu-Tang Clan, they are also from the production company Roc Nation. Georgia admitted to being involved in fraud.
David H. Estes, Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, said, “For a time, the two men pretended to be artists and their affiliations and defrauded many businesses. However, a hotel clerk noticed this scam.”
They were reported to the police at the Fairfield Inn and Suites on November 21, 2020.
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