Professional poker player, earning hundreds of thousands of dollars, lied to passengers at U.S. airports

In Detroit arrested a professional poker player, suspect that within four years cheated unsuspecting travelers at U.S. airports.

As reported in the airport authority Wayne County, 44-year-old Michael Borovetz, who in the last 15 years has participated in poker tournaments in Las Vegas and Atlantic city, was arrested at the airport in Detroit (Michigan), where changing trains at the next tournament, flying from Seattle to Miami.

Professional poker player, earning hundreds of thousands of dollars, lied to passengers at U.S. airportsPhoto: Wayne County Airport Authority

«Borovets is known in airports across the country that approached the passengers and told them sob stories in an attempt to get money, promising to return them, — said representatives of the airport. — As soon as Borovets received the money, he disappeared and did not return».

Police airports for the first time began to receive complaints of Borovets in 2015. By the way, according to the database of professional poker — Hendon Mob Poker Database — man during his career earned in tournaments almost $600 000.

Complaints Borovets accumulated over the years, but he always managed to avoid arrest – until recently.

Press Secretary office of the Wayne County airport Lisa Gass stated that criminal history Borovets covers 13 States. The man already charged with fraud.

Gass added that while early to speak about how much money is received Borovets from frustrated passengers, as investigators continue to call the victims.

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Now the man is in prison, but could bail at $100 thousand.

If convicted, he could receive a year in prison on each count the sentence