According to The Daily Mail, Jeane Napoles, a 23-year-old Philippine socialite living in the United States, is under investigation for tax fraud “after she posted pictures of her privileged lifestyle online.”
The article quotes Kim Henares, chief of the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue, as saying, “We read the newspapers. We follow the Internet. That is where we heard about her.” Whoops! This is why you gotta double check what photos you’re tagged in.
You’d think Napoles would have realized it’s an especially good time to keep a low profile since her mother is currently “being investigated as part of the Philippines’ biggest ever fraud case” after allegedly helping to embezzle over $200 million. It’s a family who’s good with money.
Henares claims that Napoles hasn’t filed any U.S. tax returns since 2008. Maybe that’s around the time she got too busy posting things to Facebook?
Mail Online also points out, “[Napoles'] posts drew condemnation from those in her home country where an estimated 28 per cent of people live in poverty.” Sure, we all suffer from social media jealousy from time to time. But when you’re making an entire country jealous, seriously, it’s time for you to stop.