G Herbo charged with fraud over stolen credit card info

The rapper and five others allegedly used stolen info to rent private jets and villas.

G Herbo has been charged in a federal fraud case with using stolen credit card information to pay for luxury experiences over the course of several years.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the rapper, along with some members from his crew, have been charged in an “elaborate fraud scheme” that was reportedly conducted over four years. The indictment states that Herbo—real name Herbert Wright—and his associates used the stolen information to make multi-million-dollar purchases on private jets, limousine rides and a vacation villa in Jamaica. They also allegedly used the info to buy designer puppies in Michigan in 2017.

Others charged in the case include Herbo’s music promoter Antonio “T-Glo” Strong and Southside Chicago rapper Joseph “Joe Rodeo” Williams. Steven Hayes Jr, Demario Sorrells and Terrence Bender were also named as alleged co-conspirators.

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Officials say that Herbo and his crew likely obtained the fraudulent information through the “dark web” or other sources, Complex reported. The court statement adds that the most recent instance of alleged fraud occurred on September 4, when one of the defendants used fake information to book a hotel room in Chicago where the rest stayed.

All the defendants have been charged with “conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft,” per the Tribune. When approached by the publication, Herbo’s lawyer said, “No comment.”

These charges come after a successful year so far for Herbo, who released his third studio album PTSD in March. It later received a deluxe edition featuring 14 new songs in May.

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More recently, the rapper made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform “PTSD” with Chance the Rapper.

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