The FBI has busted a B-girl ring in Miami, FL which allegedly used a bevy of Eastern European beauties to con lonely men on holiday into running up high-priced liquor tabs at six local nightclubs as reported by Hanna Siegel for ABC News:
Authorities say the "b girls," from Estonia, Latvia and Russia, were chosen for their beauty and brought to the U.S. expressly to prey on tourists. Working in pairs they would look for marks at swanky South Beach hotels like the Delano or the Clevelander and then entice them to one of the nightclubs. At the clubs, according to the FBI, the bar girls would order their guests multiple bottles of liquor, wine or champagne at exorbitant prices -- as much as $5,000 -- often without the knowledge of the patron. The girls would pour drinks into plants, ice buckets or other large containers so that the guest would be sure to order more. Later the victim would find thousands of dollars of mysterious charges on his credit card bill.
The B-girl scam is a classic mob racket. For example, Dominick Ferraro, the late father of recently-deceased New York City politician Geraldine Ferraro, was a night club operator in Newburgh, NY who lost his liquor license in 1941 after employing B-girls to scam customers into buying drinks.