Trina Johnson-Finn is an entertainer who has sung back-up with the likes of Barbra Streisand and MC Hammer and on Oprah. She also works in the celebrity tribute industry, performing tributes to several different iconic singers.
She was hired in February to impersonate Toni Braxton for a "private party" in Suriname, South America. She went on stage and was booed and had things thrown at her. She had to be rushed off-stage. As it turned out, the client was a "promoter" scam artist who had promoted her as the real Toni Braxton. He skipped town with all the box office proceeds before Trina took stage.
On March 1st, 2009, The authorities took Trina and her husband, Raymond, a by-stander, into custody and charged them with fraud and swindling. Raymond spent two weeks in jail.
Trina is still there.