MICHIGAN — A Detroit rapper who wears a jewel-encrusted gold credit card around his neck in rap videos and calls himself the greatest “swiper” of all time faces several credit card theft charges.
Jonathan Woods, aka “Selfmade Kash” was charged with wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and possession of unauthorized access devices.
Authorities said the 25-year-old Detroit man frequently posted pictures and videos on social media with large amounts of cash, credit cards and credit card skimmers to promote his proclivity for credit card fraud.
The rapper had more than 36,000 followers on Instagram.
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I see a lot of duplications of the credit card chain 💳💳💳 just when y’all see that shit call it the #SelfmadeKash 😂🤦🏾♂️ y’all niggas my sons fr & niggas ain’t got the blue 🔵 #chase 🏪 details like goaty dumb ass niggas the icing my chip out 💎💎 cost that lil ass chain they got I ain’t addressing it again #Goaty #goatshitnohoeshit🐐 #realLWW🌎 1 of 1 w/ 100+ duplicates
He often used emojis of credit cards, and "GOAT" to represent “the greatest of all time” and hashtags such as #bins #bitcoins #ScamLikely and #dumpswithpin.
Woods would then sell his information on how to commit credit card fraud on the dark web to people who contacted him on social media.
"Jonathan Woods claimed to be sophisticated at credit card fraud when, in fact, he is not,” prosecutors wrote in an indictment unsealed in federal court Thursday.
Woods is facing up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted.