- Last Updated: 6:56 PM, May 30, 2012
- Posted: 6:54 PM, May 30, 2012
A cheesy self-proclaimed "concierge" amazingly tricked at least two people into thinking he could get them tickets for everything from Fashion Week events to presidential inaugural balls -- only to steal their credit card numbers and ring up thousands in lavish hotel expenses, Manhattan prosecutors charge.
Robert Giuliano, 36, of Brooklyn, hunted his marks through his bogus "Giuliano Group Concierge" website, which offered to get clients into "ultra-exclusive A-List events and experiences," prosecutors said in announcing his indictment on charges of identity theft, forgery and grand larceny.
Instead, Giuliano booked rooms in two victim's names at the W Hotel and the Mercer Hotel -- using their credit cards to charge $11,000 in room costs, food and drinks for his own use, according to the indictment.
Giuliano pleaded not guilty and remains held in lieu of bail set at $250,000 bond or $50,000 cash. He's due back in court on the charges on July 11.