Thomas Burgman-Panky Ran Up a $3,300 Bill at Scottsdale Hilton, Had Nowhere Near $3,300

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A 24-year-old man with a criminal history in five states managed to spend last week in a room at the Scottsdale Hilton with nothing but a $20 prepaid credit card.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, Thomas Burgman-Panky checked in at the Hilton on the afternoon of February 18 and tried to use a prepaid American Express card with a $20 balance to cover the stay, at a price of $3,347.10.

As you can imagine, the charge was declined.

However, police say he gave the hotel a false authorization number -- it's not mentioned how he came up with that number -- and Burgman-Panky was living the Scottsdale Hilton life until Friday.

We're not sure why anyone trusted a guy with purple hair to begin with, but Friday was the day when the hotel discovered that the authorization number was phony.

According to court documents, Burgman-Panky claimed he used the wrong credit card altogether, but when police got involved, they discovered that his account balance with Chase Bank was "less than half of the cost of the hotel bill."

Burgman-Panky, a resident of Detroit, is currently the subject of a similar investigation in Illinois, court documents state.

He has no ties to the Phoenix area but does have a criminal history in five states, according to the documents.

Burgman-Panky now faces two felony charges for his stunts at the Hilton, including fraud and obtaining a service without paying.

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Dickjohnson
Dickjohnson

Don't hate the player, hate the game.  It's amazing how we make such a petty crime a big deal,  The hotel probably over charged their clients by 10's of thousands during the same time period. 

I'm not saying his deception is not a crime.  I'm just saying our government, corporations and local business cheat and make mistakes that cost us millions of dollars, and hundreds of lives each year, and most of us stand by and say nothing. 

This kind of reporting is similar to how angry we get when McDonald's messes up our order, but we don't complain about chemicals in the food.  

AZREDNECK1958
AZREDNECK1958

SHOULDNT HAVE RENTED THE ROOM TO HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE.  THIS FELLA WAS TO FAR NORTH A BETTER PLACE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN PHOENIX SOMEWHERE WHERE ITS CHEAPER.

Cory Farley
Cory Farley

Well, he LOOKS like a guy with $3300....

robert_graham
robert_graham

He should have been thrown off the balcony! Had I been working there he never would have made it past the front door. Piece of shit needs to be punished!

allanbartlett
allanbartlett

@JoeArpaioFan suck arpeepee tonight, lil boy.

Warrior-X
Warrior-X

@JoeArpaioFan You clearly harbour a mentality reminiscent of a mass shooter. Serial killers who kill Americans in public. So violent and unbecoming of an American. Had you been near me, and you showed signs of irritation, disturbance and aggression. I wouldn't hesitate to pull a gun on you. All in the name of Self-Defense.

fireserphent
fireserphent

@JoeArpaioFan Why is your solution always violence? He ripped off a Hilton. It's not like they're going to be out in the cold anytime soon. They probably made back the money they lost in an hour. Throw the guy in jail, sure, but your vindictive rants are severely sociopathic.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan So, you don't get charges like this at Burger King, do you Robert?

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