Rapper Guerrialla Black, who is known for swagger jacking decease rap legend Notorious B.I.G, was taken into custody with five other South Bay residents on Wednesday for suspected operation of two major fake credit card manufacturing business that took in more than $40,000 a month, according to Manhattan Beach police.
The southern California rap artist whose real name is Charles Tony Williamson, have done collaborations with reggae icon Beenie Man in the past and was previously arrested on similar charges in Seattle, Washington.
The group allegedly victimized banks and credit card companies in the U.S including American Express, Capital One, Chase, Citibank, Bank of American and Kinecta, said police officer Stephanie Martin.
Martin then added, the illegal money laundering operation also took money from banks in England, Switzerland, Nigeria, Mexico, Italy, Canada, Sweden, France, Australia, Norway, Ireland, Russia, Denmark and Germany, and facing charges of bank fraud and identify theft.
The investigation, which was conducted jointly by Manhattan Beach police and the U.S. Secret Service, served seven search warrants in-order to make the arrests.
In addition to Williamson, police arrested (Torrance resident) Dwanna Lashaun Frankilin, 41; (Hawthorne resident) Diana Lynn Waller, 54; (Hawthorne resident) Rhazon Zaki Smith, 34; (Inglewood resident) Reiona Marie Cage, 20, and Myeisha Renee Leavell, 23.
Plus, back in July, federal authorities accused the “Guerrilla City” hit-maker of buying used credit card information stolen by Netherlands and Maryland men, while stealing in total–more than 27,000 credit card numbers and defrauded banks for $150,000.