News: Ex-MTV Star Catches Huge Break In Counterfeit Cash Scheme
Sunday, Oct 21, 2012 9:03PM
"From G's to Gents" winner Creepa has caught a substantial break weeks after getting arrested for an alleged connection to a counterfeit cash scheme.
Details on his the one-time MTV star's good fortune surfaced online Sunday (October 21).
Creepa ... is no Al Capone ... at least according to authorities who claim they just don't have the evidence to prove the ex-MTV star was the mastermind in a counterfeit cash scheme. We broke the story ... the former "From G's to Gents" winner was arrested back in September after cops say he ordered a woman to launder money through a SuperWalmart in Florida. Creepa (less-fun-but-real name Thaddeus Chaylon Martin) was booked for multiple counts of fraud ... and locked up at Alachua County Jail. But TMZ has learned ... Creepa is now OFF THE HOOK ... after prosecutors decided they didn't have the proof they needed to convict him. Congrats. (TMZ)
Reports of his unexpected arrest became public knowledge around mid-September.
Creepa, aka Thaddeus Chaylon Martin, once won From G's to Gents on MTV. Then he went on to run a counterfeit cash scheme in Florida. The irony! Creepa was arrested last week for allegedly giving counterfeit bills to a female associate and having her buy a $145 cell phone at a Super Walmart in Gainsville. Once the woman bought the phone, Creepa then took it to another Walmart and returned the phone for legitimate bills. Sounds absolutely foolproof, this plan. It's unclear how authorities uncovered the alleged scheme, but when investigators spoke with the woman, she told cops she had no idea the money was bogus. (The Hollywood Gossip)
Following his arrest, Creepa got slapped with a slew of fraud-related charges.
Then, the woman "became extremely irate with [Creepa] to the point of having to be restrained by [police] to keep her from physically attacking [Creepa]." Creepa was charged with multiple counts of fraud and was hauled to Alachua County Jail, where he was booked and posed for an angry celebrity mug shot. (The Hollywood Gossip)
Creepa's claim to fame came after he won MTV's "From G's to Gents" competition four years ago.
He removed his grill, dropped his chains and even cut his unruly hair. And so Creepa, the self-styled goon from Miami, who enterted the house as if he'd bite others, and had "the farthest to go," according to host Fonzworth Bentley, ended up winning the $100,000 prize in the first season finale. Shotta made a close enough second that Bentley said he'd help him achieve his next goal by paying for barber school. Cee, the tough guy from New Jersey, came in third. (Courant)