PD: Man uses fake credit card to pay for $6,000 in charges at Scottsdale Hotel

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Posted at 10:38 AM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 13:38:31-04

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — A man allegedly tried to use a fake credit card to cover a $6,000 hotel bill in Scottsdale.

Scottsdale police report that on March 19 they responded to the W Hotel near Scottsdale and Camelback roads for a suspected fraud case.

Hotel security contacted police after 35-year-old Joshua Alexander Garcia attempted to order room service but his credit card was determined to be fraudulent.

When police questioned Garcia, they say he first gave them a fake ID.

When questioned, Garcia allegedly told police that he has been using fake ID's and making fraudulent credit cards for over a year.

Hotel security reportedly told police that Garcia ran up over $6,000 in charges at the hotel. They also recognized him as being a guest there the prior week.

In searching Garcia’s room, investigators reportedly found meth, stolen credit cards, blank credit cards, birth certificates, tax information and a list of names with credit card numbers.

The Guadalupe man has been charged with drug possession and theft.