The Detroit artist, whose tracks include 'In Swipe I Trust', could face 20 years in jail
Rapper Selfmade Kash, who brags about committing credit card fraud in his tracks, has been charged with credit card fraud.
According to The Detroit Times, the 25-year-old artist – real name Jonathan Woods – was hit with charges of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and possession of unauthorized access devices. It’s reported that the rapper is currently being held in custody.
Selfmade Kash’s tunes include ‘Swipe God Freestyle’, in which he raps: “I got them in they feelings / Off these swipes I made a killing / I made 10 ain’t have to split it.” He also has a track called ‘In Swipe I Trust’.
“Woods claimed to be sophisticated at credit card fraud when, in fact, he is not,” said federal prosecutors on Thursday (March 7). “Woods frequently posts pictures and videos on Twitter and Instagram containing large amounts of money, credit cards, and credit card skimmers to promote his proclivity for credit card fraud.”
Prosecutors also said that the alleged fraud has been traced back to May 2017. It’s claimed that followers on social media would use the platforms to learn how to engage in credit card crime.
“Woods, in turn, sells information on how to commit identity theft and credit card fraud,” the indictment claimed.
The rapper has been accused of charging a number of his 36,400 Instagram followers in return for knowledge such as where to find the best bank identification numbers on the dark web.
“In fact, the information was worthless and many of the BINs were nonexistent,” prosecutors wrote.
If Selfmade Kash is convicted of these crimes, he could face 20 years behind bars.