Francine Nyanko Koffi, popularly known as Fantana, has once again found herself in the spotlight, but this time for a far less glamorous reason.
The reality TV star, who has been captivating audiences on the hit show "Young African and Famous," has had her past that has once again brought to life, as details of a conviction for grand theft have emerged.
According to official records from Florida Palm Beach County, on November 14, 2017, Fantana was found guilty of LARC - GRAND THEFT, involving an amount less than $5,000. The news has sent shockwaves through her fan base, raising questions about the true nature of the person behind the on-screen persona.
The arrest details have not only exposed Fantana's past transgressions but have also brought attention to her age at the time of the incident, as the report indicates that she was just 21 years old when convicted.
However in 2019 when the mugshot resurfaced in Ghana Fantana had to defend herself.
According to her, the incident occurred when she and her friend had a falling out during which she impulsively threw her friend's bracelet away.
This action led to her being charged with grand theft, and she spent more than five hours in police custody. As part of the legal proceedings, she was required to write a statement about the incident.
Addressing the widely circulated mugshot, Fantana explained that it was available online because the United States police routinely capture mugshots of individuals in their custody.
She further elaborated that she had the option to remove the mugshot from the internet but chose not to do so. Instead, she embraced its presence as a reminder of a particular episode in her life, viewing it as a blessing in disguise.
To rectify the situation, Fantana stated that she paid for the bracelet through court proceedings and took the initiative to enroll in an online anger management class. In the fiercely competitive world of reality TV, where every move is scrutinized and every action dissected, it seems that no secret can remain buried for long.
Fantana's journey on "Young African and Famous" has been marked by controversy, with her recent love affair with Diamond captivating headlines. However, her newfound fame has also made her a target for those seeking to unearth any skeletons in her closet.