A few days ago, poker pro Henry Michael Borovetz has been arrested by police after they received reports from travelers being scammed by him at the Newark Airport. The scam involved Borovetz ‘borrowing’ money from unsuspecting travelers to pay for a hotel room after he claimed that his flight had been cancelled.
Michael Borovetz, age 43, who has won a WSOPC Gold Ring and has nearly $600,000 in live tourney winnings, is now getting a bad public image, yet again, over his airport scams. He apparently has a criminal record dating back to the early 2000s for a variety of misdemeanors.
Borovetz’s latest victim was a 55-year-old New Jersey man who had believed Borovetz’s tale of woe on April 3 Tuesday, and helped the con-man by handing over $200 after being approached by him at the baggage claim.Read more » Airport Scam leads to arrest of Poker pro Michael Borovetz