Two other women, Tatiana Benjamin and Heaven West, were charged with fraud in the investigation. Collectively, the team allegedly sold more than 2,700 nights of hotel stays during their scheme, which cost the government about $400,000, leading to their arrests in October 2021.
“Today I will be doing hotels from 2pm – 9pm,” Daniel wrote on Facebook, court papers show. “If you would like to book a hotel please comment below 300$ 1 month 250$20 days 150$ 10 days 100$ 3 days MUST BE CASH APP READY”.
Daniel’s crimes didn’t stop there. The 28-year-old woman also ran an operation selling fake Covid-19 test results in July and August 2021, submitted fraudulent applications for federal Paycheck Protection Program loans and other programs, and stole the identities of 10 people to collect $97,000 in unemployment benefits.
Daniel pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. In her plea agreement, she agreed to forfeit $109,655 and to pay restitution of $401,206.
Her sentencing is scheduled for March 29. Her three alleged co-conspirators are slated to go on trial Jan. 17.