Carl Butcho, a
26-year-old former caterer living in New York City, is
being accused of racking up $361,000 in charges on his
ex-boyfriend's credit card.
limousines, and dog-walkers were all part of Butcho's
life, reports the New York Post. Butcho's ex-boyfriend -- Jason Warner, an
employee of Ernst & Young -- accuses his ex of
living high on the hog courtesy of his credit card.
Before breaking up, the couple lived at the
Ritz-Carlton, where Butcho informed hotel staff he was
heir to a large fortune and took advantage of their personal
"[Butcho] told us
he had a giant fortune," the co-owner of the TriBeCa
Chef, the eatery where Butcho recently worked before
suddenly disappearing, told the Post. The
restaurateur said Butcho told him he had intestinal
cancer before he took off mysteriously.
During the summer
and fall of 2007, Butcho rang up thousands and
thousands of dollars of charges, prosecutors say. The young
man was held in lieu of a $50,000 bond at his
arraignment in Manhattan criminal court on Wednesday;
he's charged with two counts of grand larceny. Butcho's
lawyer says Warner signed off on the credit card receipts
and is now trying to blame Butcho for the charges.
(Neal Broverman, Advocate.com)