Kevin Hart’s Entourage Loses (Fake) Member After Imposter Is Arraigned in Buffalo

Leland Burks pleaded not guilty to two counts of identity theft and one count of scheme to defraud

A man pretending to be part of Kevin Hart‘s entourage was arraigned in a Buffalo, New York, court on Thursday.

According to WKBW, Leland Burks pleaded not guilty to two counts of identity theft and one count of scheme to defraud.

Prosecutors say the 55-year-old man stole credit card numbers to buy tickets to Hart’s performance at the First Niagara Center in April 2015.

District attorney Michael Flaherty said Burks posed as a member of Hart’s entourage to book hotel rooms in Buffalo — the value of the tickets and hotel rooms was approximately $12,710.20.

Burks was extradited from Alabama to appear in Erie County Court, where he was transported to jail after his arraignment.

He faces a maximum sentence of seven to 14 years in prison if he is convicted of all three charges.