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Phony Credit Card Used During LI Hotel Stay

Phony Credit Card Used During LI Hotel Stay

Melville (WALK) - Authorities are asking for help, and offering a big reward, to nab their suspect in a theft case involving a local hotel.

The man, whose image from a security camera is pictured at left, used a fake credit card number to reserve a hotel room and pay for services at the Melville Marriott on Route 110, according to police. The man allegedly checked in after a reservation was made online to stay in a suite, using a false credit card number and possibly a fake name.

Detectives say the man checked in at the hotel on February 19th and charged numerous items to his room using the same false credit card information. The hotel manager became suspicious two days later, but when she attempted to speak to the man, the suspect fled, she says.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Photo: Suffolk Police


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