James Muniz was arrested by investigators from the Nassau County district attorney's office in Hialeah, Fla., on Tuesday.
A spokesman for the prosecutor says Muniz is being held in the Miami-Dade County jail awaiting extradition to New York. It was not immediately known if he has an attorney.
Muniz is suspected of defrauding dozens of clients out of more than $250,000. He and subordinates are charged with promising roles and modeling jobs that never existed.
The arrests follow a joint investigation with the state attorney general's office.
Prosecutors say they have gotten 300 calls from additional suspected victims since revealing the scam last month.