Two men have been accused of getting more than $220,000 worth of luxury charter flights, limousines, hotel stays and luxury goods including watches from a Tiffany jewelry store by pretending to be senior executives at a "well-known financial institution," authorities said.
Dante G. Dixon, 45, of Miami, Florida, 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.
They were arrested Monday in Akron, Ohio, and U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Burke ordered that they should be held until they could be transported to New Jersey.
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 FBI statement said.
The complaint says that a man using the name Josh Stevens had called Jet Aviation's offices in Chicago and Van Nuys, Calif., in May this year to ask about its private charter flight services.
He claimed to be a senior vice president at the financial company, which the statement did not name. Dixon was identified as a vice president and Henderson as a vice president of international affairs in a draft charter agreement.
"On May 21, 2013, based on the false information provided by Josh Stevens, a Jet Aviation employee created an account and a $350,000 line of credit for the defendants and others," the FBI statement said.
"Dixon and Henderson and others used the sham line of credit to take at least four private charter flights," it added.