Wu Tang SCAM: Alleged Credit Card Bandits Stayed In Pricey Hotels, Rode In Rolls Royce Limos–All While Impersonating Wu-Tang Members, And Using Bogus Credit Cards

C.R.E.A.M.–short for “Cash Rules Everything Around Me”--is one of the iconic Wu Tang Clan’s biggest hits, and some men in Georgia were trying to live that CREAM lifestyle–until they got caught in an Augusta hotel impersonating Wu Tang Clan members.

And they didn’t just impersonate the Clan: The men allegedly ran up tabs of more than $150,000 in hotel stays, recording studio time, and limo service.

Its unclear how the men, named Walker Washington and Aaron Barnes-Burpo, were able to continually get away with the scam, in which they allegedly hired homeless men to act as their so-called bodyguards.

But it all unraveled when suspicious employees–reportedly old Wu Tang fans–at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Augusta did some checking and called the Roc Nation entertainment agency after the men booked 10 rooms under the names of Roc Nation and Wu Tang.

After making that call and being told by Jay Z’s folks that the men at the Fairfield were not affiliated with The Roc, the hotel employees’ next call was to 911.

The feds now have the case in their hands. Both Washington and Barnes-Burpo are charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

The cards used in the scam consisted of allegedly stolen and fake credit cards.

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