Instagram influencer Danielle Miller has been sentenced to five years in prison for using stolen identities to secure over $1 million in pandemic-related loans, according to federal prosecutors. Miller, who has more than 34,000 followers on Instagram, used the stolen identities of more than 10 individuals to fraudulently obtain pandemic-relief loans. The funds were then used to finance her extravagant lifestyle, which she flaunted on social media.
Miller, a resident of Miami, pleaded guilty in March to three counts of wire fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft. On Thursday, she was sentenced by a federal judge to five years in prison and three years of supervised release. The court also ordered her to pay restitution, with the amount to be determined at a later date.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts, stated that Miller’s fraudulent activities included chartering a private jet and renting a luxury apartment. The investigation revealed that she used the funds from the fraudulently obtained loans to live a high-society lifestyle.