Two charged with credit card fraud

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Two individuals checked into the Pacific Star Hotel and racked up a bill for over six hundred dollars on a credit card that did not belong to them. That according to a magistrate report.

Guam – Rosanna Fernandez checked into the Tumon hotel with a credit card bearing another individuals name, and according to court documents she did not have the physical card but stated that the owner of the card would send an authorization form. But that form was never received.

Hotel staff later called the room and a man identified as Eli Charfauros Quintanilla answered, stating he would make a payment for the room, but no one ever showed up.

If you are wondering why Quintanilla’s name sounds familiar, thats because he was arrested this month for attempting to smuggle ice through the U.S. postal service.

According to police a review of hotel documents, Quintanilla signed receipts for the hotel room. Court documents further state that the hotel received a faxed document from an unknown individual in California authorizing Fernandez to rent the room but the address did not match the card holder’s.

Police conducted a search of the room and discovered Quintanilla inside along with a California Driver’s license with the credit card holder’s name on it. Police state that Quintanilla attempted to hide the evidence.

Both have been charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and theft of services. They were booked and confined.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.