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A Detroit Rapper Who Made Songs About Credit Card Fraud Has Been Charged With Credit Card Fraud



Rap lyrics are often used as evidence in US courtrooms, with words taken at face value and artists facing punishment for a lifestyle they may only be portraying for the public. For one Detroit rapper, however, it appears the image he was portraying is all too real. The Detroit News reports that 25-year-old rapper Jonathan Woods, who goes by the name Selfmade Kash, has been indicted on charges of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and possession of unauthorized access devices. The MC referred to himself as the “Swipe God,” and has frequently bragged about committing credit card fraud in his songs and on social media.

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