MOUNT PLEASANT – A staff member at the Fairfield Inn in Mount Pleasant is accused of using guest’s credit card information to make a number of purchases earlier this year.
Court records indicate a summons was issued for Hadley’s appearance in Racine County Circuit Court on Thursday afternoon.
According to the criminal complaint:
A Mount Pleasant police officer responded to the Fairfield Inn, 6421 Washington Ave., where the manager stated that six guests had reported fraudulent transactions on their credit cards while they were at the hotel or shortly after.
Five of the guests had been checked in by the defendant, and a sixth had paid for a room with a credit card authorization by fax, which the officer saw on the desk. One guest also reported that Hadley had attempted to enter her room using a second room key that was created while he was working.
The complaint lists a total of $1,165.96 in fraudulent charges allegedly made by the defendant, including one for $150 made to another person who had exchanged several text messages and phone calls with Hadley. The officer also learned that PayPal, on at least one occasion, had been accessed using an IP address that belonged to the hotel while Hadley was working.
Police also found two purchases for $83.30 each on one credit card for pizza that was delivered to the defendant’s home address.
Another guest told police that two purchases for sodas from the front desk of the hotel were attempted on his credit card, but those attempted transactions were declined.
A preliminary hearing has been set for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in front of Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch.
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