Jen Shah’s fraud arrest actually happened while she was filing Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, according to new information.
Jen and her co-stars were on a bus preparing to leave for a cast trip when she received a phone call. She then told her castmates that she needed to leave.
Entertainment Tonight claimed that that Jen and her co-stars were about to travel to Vail, Colorado, when Jen got the call, She told the ladies her husband, Sharrieff Shah, was in the hospital. She and her assistant, Staurt Smith, were arrested shortly after.
Jen is accused of scamming “hundreds” of people using a telemarketing scheme.
Homeland Security Investigations Agent-in-Charge Peter C. Fitzhugh released the following statement:
“In reality, they allegedly built their opulent lifestyle at the expense of vulnerable, often elderly, working-class people. As alleged, disturbingly, Shah and Smith objectified their very real human victims as ‘leads’ to be bought and sold, offering their personal information for sale to other members of their fraud ring,” he said. “Working with our partners at the NYPD and the United States Attorney’s Office, SDNY, and with the assistance of HSI Salt Lake City, HSI New York worked to ensure that Shah and Smith will answer for their alleged crimes. As a result, their new reality may very well turn out differently than they expected.”