FBI: Fake Execs Scammed $220,000 in Private Flights, Luxury Goods
Two men have been accused of scamming more than $220,000 worth of luxury charter flights, limousines, hotel stays and luxury goods (including Tiffany jewelry store watches) by pretending to be senior executives at a “well-known financial institution,” the FBI reports.
Dante G. Dixon, 45, of Miami, Fla., and Christopher L. Henderson, 32, of Akron, Ohio, have been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, according to a statement issued by the FBI and an article from NBC News.
They are accused of conspiring with others to fraudulently obtain at least four private charter flights from Jet Aviation, based in Teterboro, New Jersey. The complaint says that a man using the name Josh Stevens had called into the company’s offices in Chicago and California to ask about private charter flight services, while claiming to be a senior vice president at a major financial institution, the article says.
Based on false information provided by “Josh Stevens,” a Jet Aviation employee created an account and a $350,000 line of credit for the defendant and others, the FBI statement says. Jet Aviation never received payment for any of the flights.