Hoteliers warned about crime during RPD meeting

April 23, 2013 • Local News

The Roswell Police Department held a meeting, Friday, at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce between the motel and hotel managers and the Hotel Interdiction Unit. The program, hosted by Sgt. Ty Sharpe, will be the first of many quarterly meetings designed to apprise local hotel owners and managers of trends in crimes.

The meetings are similar to the Loss Prevention Meetings for retailers that have been going for more than a year. It is an opportunity for interested parties to exchange information.

Six separate hotels were represented, including Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn and Budget Inn. The topic during the initial meeting was counterfeit bills and credit card fraud.

Sharpe passed out samples of different bills, representing different forms of manufacture, that had been seized in Roswell. He discussed how bills are passed.

He noted that bills can come in any denomination. “While in the past, the fakes were limited to $50s and $100s, where the counterfeiters can make the most money, now you can find them in ones, fives, tens and 20s,” Sharpe Login to read more

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