Rains says Niles got the guests information from the hotels computer database and used it for more than just their rooms.
“While working as a front desk clerk at a local hotel he actually stole credit card information from one victim who had previously stayed at the hotel,” said Rains.
“He used this information to book hotels for him and his friends and we were actually able to catch him,” said Rains.
This wasn’t Niles first time. He has been arrested several times for charges like identity theft and possession of a forged instrument.
“He was on probation for the same crimes when he committed these,” said Rains.
Police say Niles charged a significant amount of money. Thankfully the victim was monitoring the transactions.
“As a safeguard just to make sure that your credit cards aren’t being used fraudulently the best thing you can do is check your accounts and alert your credit card provider if you’d see anything fraudulent,” said Rains.