Police have arrested a man who they say scammed several air passengers at Charlotte Douglas International Airport by telling them he needed money for a hotel room.
Area media outlets report 39-year-old Michael Borovetz was arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police and charged with five counts of obtaining false property by pretense. He is jailed under $50,000 bond, and it’s not known if he has an attorney.
According to investigators, Borovetz approached passengers on Tuesday and told them he had been in Charlotte for a job interview and that his departing flight was canceled due to bad weather. He said he needed money for a hotel room and asked passengers for $200.
Authorities say Borovetz admitted to investigators that the story was false.
Police say they are looking for other possible victims.