Man allegedly defrauds Genie Bouchard of nearly $42,000

Eugenie Bouchard has run into some bad luck on and off the court. (Getty Images)
Eugenie Bouchard has run into some bad luck on and off the court. (Getty Images)

As if Genie 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 USD$42,000 ($56,000 CAD) in expenses on the tennis star’s bank account over a two-month period by eating at Hotel South Beach’s Habitat restaurant and drinking at its rooftop bar.

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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 house. He faces charges of possession, organized 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.

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