Prosecutors: Fenton woman stole customer credit card numbers to pay for lodging

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by Jasmine Huda / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Updated Thursday, May 23 at 7:07 AM

(KMOV) – A Fenton woman is accused of using credit card numbers stolen from customers at a timeshare company to cover her lodging.

Denise Davis was charged with forgery and identity theft.

According to court documents, Davis was kicked out the Super 8 Motel she was living at after they learned she was accused of using stolen credit cards to pay for her room.

Mary Horn of the Super 8 Motel says for several weeks, Davis was using photocopied credit card information to pay for hotel rooms. She was able to get away with it using third-party websites like Expedia and Hotels.com.

St. Louis County Police say Davis worked for a timeshare company and had access to the personal information of customers.

The motel tells News 4’s Jasmine Huda, they knew there was a problem when a number of the cards she used stopped working in January.

“I’d run it, it’d be declined. Then I would ask her about it," Horn said. "She’d say ‘oh yeah that’s direct deposit, they just forgot to put money on my card.’ She(Davis) pulled this for several weeks and finally her bill just got so high, we said this is enough. You’re not coming up with the money; you keep changing your story about where the money is coming from. So we finally had to just ask her to leave.”

If convicted, Davis could face up to seven years in prison.

 

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