Nicole Marie Clawson’s 15 minutes of fame are just about over. On Friday the 39 year old was arrested in Lady Lake Florida for allegedly scamming dozens of victims in hoaxes ranging from pretending to be a nurse to shaving her head and pretending to be a terminally ill cancer patient. she has been accused of forging checks, and stealing jewelry from her victims.
Her act was so good she was able to lie her way onto the set of the biker reality show, Full Throttle Saloon. According to reports, Clawson told producers she recently inherited $40 million dollars from her deceased father and wanted to invest $1 million in the saloon.
The episodes that are airing now were taped in August and Clawson is appearing in several of them.
The producers of the show cooperated with Florida authorites and posted on the show’s website, “Clawson was filmed in August 2012 in Sturgis, South Dakota and has since continued a pattern of fraud and deceit. Clawson has gone by various aliases including Nicole Montanillie, Nicole Reasoner and Nicole Bott”
Clawson used her appearance on the television show as a way to scam individuals, including one man who confined to a wheelchair asked Clawson to marry her and buy her an expensive home. Authorities say she used the internet to meet potential victims online.
** Update May 13, 2013
Clawson pled guilty to the charges in Florida and was extradited to Georgia in April 2013 to face similar charges in that state. Reports are that investigators in Indiana and several other states are preparing to indict Clawson for similar crimes. Read the story here
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