New York Rap Crew Arrested For Over $250,000 In Credit Card Scams
As we’ve seen with Beyoncé’s new album, Lemonade, when art and life coincide it can often cause MAJOR problems for those involved.
Enter, the Pop Out Boyz…
Credit-card fraudsters with ties to a hip-hop group that has a song titled, “For A Scammer” spent months ripping off Manhattan’s toniest stores, sources said Tuesday.
Art apparently imitated life for the Brooklyn-based rappers — dubbed the “Pop Out Boyz” — after a yearlong investigation by the NYPD’s Financial Crimes Task Force led to the arrests of 39 affiliates and members this week, sources said.
Officials said that between May 2015 and April 2016, the defendants used stolen credit-card information to make more than 200 purchases — ringing up approximately $258,000 at Barneys alone.
They also shopped at Saks Fifth Avenue and unsuccessfully tried to purchase $156,000 in goods and merchandise throughout the year, as well.
Sources told The Post that the fraud operation ultimately fueled the Pop Out Boyz’ rap career.
Not only did credit card scams fuel their rap career, it was the subject of their lyrical content with bars of fire like:
“What would she do for a scammer? What would she do for a scammer? Suckin’ and f***in’ on camera, I’m crackin’ cards, ’cause I’m a scammer”
We s#!t you not, listen for yourself…
People are having a hard enough time paying Sallie Mae, and you got azzholes like these guys making it even worse.
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