Officials Arrest Self-Proclaimed Influencer For Fraud After Seeing Her Instagram Account
Many of the great visionaries of our time have lived by the motto “fake it, till you make it.” Faking it, however, doesn’t constitute breaking the law. Do you need proof?
Just take a look at the recent college bribery scandal or Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes who lied about her startup to garner millions from investors.
Ironically the lies are only revealed until you have actually made it and by then it’s too late — you’re done. That’s what is going down with a young self-proclaimed social media influencer.
A 26-year-old Miami “influencer” got herself and parents arrested after authorities caught wind of her Instagram account.
Jenny Ambuila, a student at the University of Miami, was in Colombia with her parents during a recent holiday, which is also where her family is from. It is there that police officials arrested her parents and put her on house arrest. Officials charged them with fraud.
Jenny’s father Omar Ambuila worked at the Port Authority in Colombia and reportedly has a salary of $3,000 a month. That kind of salary doesn’t afford Lamborghinis, Chanel, or lavish trips to Paris. Though, that’s precisely what you’ll see from Jenny’s IG.
It was in 2018 that she began posting images of shopping sprees. That’s what led authorities to crack the case on this money laundering scheme.
According to the Daily Mail, Colombian authorities have been trying to close in on the corruption at the port, which is where her dad worked.
“This is a fundamental case in our fight against smuggling. We are going after all of this corrupt structure, and the resources behind them,” Andres Jimenez, a Colombian prosecutor, told a local radio station, according to the British tabloid.
While Jenny is under house arrest, she’s still posting on social media.
Jenny said in a recent Insta-story that her Lamborghini was given to her because she’s an influencer, but with only 4,000 followers since she launched her account last year, we’d hardly consider her an influencer.
Her father reportedly allowed untaxed good to enter Colombia and took millions from it.
The arrests in Colombia also included another customs official that worked alongside him. The Mail reports that he “received at least $600,000 in bribes since 2012 in overseas payments.”
She might not have influencer cred, but she’s officially making headlines. And, you know what they say “any press is good press.” Congrats!
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