WHAT A FRAUD: Gorgeous Influencer Feels Sorry For Herself On Social Media After Arrest For Credit Card Fraud - ViralTab

WHAT A FRAUD: Gorgeous Influencer Feels Sorry For Herself On Social Media After Arrest For Credit Card Fraud

This gorgeous influencer under house arrest for being part of a gang that carried out credit card fraud claims she was a victim, too, after getting into a “toxic and abusive” relationship with her on-the-run ex.

Rayane da Silva Figliuzzi took to social media from her residence in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, where she is under house arrest, to claim she had endured a nightmare relationship and would take more care in future about whom she trusted.

The 24-year-old influencer is accused of being part of a fraud gang. Her ex-fiance, 28-year-old Alexandre Navarro Junior ‘Juninho’, remains on the run from the law.

Rayane da Silva Figliuzzi, 24, influencer, accused of robbing a bank with a gang specializing in scams, in Brazil, in 2022. (@rayfigliuzzi/Newsflash)

He was identified by the Civil (investigative) Police of Santa Catarina (state) as being the leader of the gang.

In a series of videos posted to Instagram Stories for her 78,000 followers between Tuesday, 19th April, and Wednesday, the influencer answered several questions.

Many of the questions concerned her relationship with wanted Juninho, who is the father of her infant child.

Rayane da Silva Figliuzzi, 24, influencer, accused of robbing a bank with a gang specializing in scams, in Brazil, in 2022. (@rayfigliuzzi/Newsflash)

It was thanks to the youngster that the young woman’s lawyers managed to convert her preventive custody into house arrest, which came into effect on 19th January.

The influencer said she broke up with Juninho four months ago and said they only got engaged because she was pregnant at the time.

She said: “I tried to endure it for a year and a half and then I got worse and worse.” She said she realised she and Juninho were “totally different from each other”.

Rayane da Silva Figliuzzi, 24, influencer, accused of robbing a bank with a gang specializing in scams, in Brazil, in 2022. (@rayfigliuzzi/Newsflash)

She added: “I was weak and didn’t have the psychological strength to get out of a totally toxic and abusive relationship.”

The influencer said that despite being on the run from the law, Juninho keeps in touch with their son.

When asked by a follower if he would be present in the boy’s life, she replied affirmatively, adding: “For Zion, he is great.”

Rayane da Silva Figliuzzi, 24, influencer, accused of robbing a bank with a gang specializing in scams, in Brazil, in 2022. (@rayfigliuzzi/Newsflash)

Figliuzzi also worked as a model and was infamous for her alleged affairs with American rapper Tyga during a visit to Rio and Brazilian singer Saulo Poncio.

Before her run-in with the law, she used her social media page to promote beauty and wellness products.

Figliuzzi and the other alleged gang members were ordered to be remanded in custody in November last year.

Rayane da Silva Figliuzzi, 24, influencer, accused of robbing a bank with a gang specializing in scams, in Brazil, in 2022. (@rayfigliuzzi/Newsflash)

The influencer was one of five who had their preventive custody converted to house arrest. The other four were also either pregnant or had young children.

According to investigations, the alleged gang members had an operations centre set up in a plush apartment in Rio’s upscale Copacabana neighbourhood.

From there, telephone operators would contact potential victims in cities in Santa Catarina pretending to work for banking institutions to check credit card purchases.

Rayane da Silva Figliuzzi, 24, influencer, accused of robbing a bank with a gang specializing in scams, in Brazil, in 2022. (@rayfigliuzzi/Newsflash)

They would convince the victims to provide them with sensitive information and cards, which they then used to make several transactions.

In her videos, Figliuzzi said the lessons she has learnt from her ordeal are to “get to know people better, not trust anyone”.

She did not apparently express remorse over what she is alleged to have done to her victims.