This ranks among the strangest criminal charges.
A man was arraigned Thursday for impersonating a member of Kevin Hart’s entourage after using purloined credit cards to see the "Get Hard" star in Buffalo last year, according to local TV station WKBW.
Leland Burks, 55, reportedly pretended to be part of Hart’s inner circle — and booked enough hotel rooms in Buffalo that he eventually ran up a tab of nearly $13,000, said acting District Attorney Michael Flaherty.
The charlatan had just finished serving time on unrelated charges in Alabama, was extradited to New York to face these charges.
After entering a plea of not guilty, Burks was taken to jail to await trial.
Burks faces up to 14 years in prison if convicted of two counts of identity theft and one count to defraud.
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