Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has been caught up in a $62,000 scam at the hotel where she resides in Florida.
As if Bouchard hasn’t had to work hard enough to find the best of her tennis game, she’s now allegedly fallen victim to someone trying to bottom out her bank account.
Solomon Shlomo Azari was arrested by Miami Beach Police this week for racking up almost $62,000 in expenses on the tennis star’s bank account over a two-month period.
He allegedly did so by eating at Hotel South Beach’s Habitat restaurant and drinking at its rooftop bar.
Bouchard lives at the hotel, according to Miami-Dade County property records, and Azari is believed to have posed as her brother and charged bills to her room.
“Each time the male come (sic) to the hotels rooftop restaurant or lobby restaurant he would tell the waitress to charge his sisters (sic) residence," an affidavit says.
The affidavit also says police showed Bouchard a photograph of Azari and “she has verified that she does not know him, and he did not have permission to make any charges.”
He faces charges of possession, organised scheme to defraud, identity fraud and grand theft.
The 25-year-old Canadian recently lost to Kaia Kanepi in New York to mark her 11th-straight loss across all tournament levels she’s played.
Bouchard slammed over ‘disgraceful’ Instagram pic
It’s the latest off-court drama for Bouchard, who was recently slammed online over a questionable caption to a photo of herself.
“Why do my arms stay mad skinny but my stomach gets so fat??” Bouchard wrote on Instagram.
The picture and caption was accompanied by three emojis: one laughing, one smiling and one crying.
What was surely intended to be a bit of fun turned into something of a nightmare for the 25-year-old, who faced a wave of backlash for the message she was sending other women about body image.
"Just stop. You know you are not fat. This is not helpful to the girls that follow you," one user replied.
Another follower added: "What kind of role model are you supposed to be for not just woman but young woman. You are a Canadian disgrace. Just terrible."
"Clearly giving the wrong message to young girls, there are young girls looking up to you and saying your stomach is big gives the wrong impression to young girls."
Others accused the Canadian of merely putting herself down in an obvious attempt to seek validation.