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Man Arrested After Posing as Genie Bouchard's Brother, Making Fraudulent Charges

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 20, 2019

TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 06:  Eugenie Bouchard of Canada wins the first set against Bianca Andreescu of Canada during a first round match on Day 4 of the Rogers Cup at Aviva Centre on August 06, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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A man pretending to be the brother of Eugenie Bouchard and subsequently charging approximately $42,000 to the professional tennis player's tab at a Miami hotel has been arrested, according to WSVN.

The man, identified as 24-year-old Solomon Shlomo Azari, has been charged with organized scheme to defraud, identity fraud, grand theft and possession of cocaine.

Sheldon Fox-7 News @fox_sheldon

Solomon Shlomo Azari, 24, was arrested on fraud and grand theft charges after allegedly running up a nearly $42,000 1 Hotel restaurant and bar tab on the account of pro tennis player Genie Bouchard from May to July 2019. Police say he posed as Bouchard’s brother. @wsvn #Exclusive https://t.co/ItYmZAUIF1

According to 7News, Azari made "several transactions" at the hotel Bouchard lives at in Miami. The expenses included meals at the hotel's restaurant and drinks at the rooftop bar.

Police reportedly found cocaine in his pocket at the time of the arrest.

Azari has since been released on bond.

Bouchard is currently the 119th-ranked player in the world. The 25-year-old has racked up more than $6.3 million in on-court earnings while going 258-190 in her singles career, winning one WTA title in the process.

Bouchard won the ASB Classic doubles title with Sofia Kenin back in January.

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