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Hialeah Couple Arrested for Spending $10,000 at Palm Beach Four Seasons on Fake Credit Card

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Who wouldn't want to trade in the blue-collar life of Hialeah for a night in a swanky hotel in Palm Beach? Just make sure you can actually pay for it before you head there.

A Hialeah couple -- Javier Roura, 25, and Joanna Sanchez, 28 -- were arrested after ringing up a $10,000 bill at the Four Seasons in Palm Beach and then skipping out on it.

According to the Palm Beach Post, Sanchez and Roura arrived at the five-star hotel July 3 without reservations or luggage. They told the front desk attendant that they were tired from traveling and asked to have their check-in process expedited. They provided a fake name, "Sebastian Spinel," and a fake email address.

The Palm Beach Four Seasons describes itself as a "chic and classic Florida resort where your every desire for a tropical escape will be met." The cheapest rate we could find on the resort's website for a guest room tonight was $299.

However, the room wasn't the only thing the couple charged. They ordered an $800 bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch and also stopped by the hotel boutique, Swell. There, presumably, Sanchez picked up "a bathing suit, a woven purse, a knit dress, and jelly sandals." The shopping spree resulted in an $8,000 bill and a very chic, resort-casual look.

Naturally, they also ordered a movie and in-room dining.

The grand total: $10,353.

The two then left the hotel in their Dodge Charger (which should have been the staff's first clue to at least double-check their identities).

Both Sanchez and Roura had previously been on probation, and their former probation officers helped identify them in the hotel surveillance footage. The Charger seen leaving the hotel was found parked outside a home in Hialeah.

The credit card they gave the hotel was then determined to have been issued by a French bank.

They pair was arrested Wednesday and faces charges including forgery, illegal use of credit cards, grand theft, and impersonation. Roura was released on $12,000 bail, and Sanchez met her $8,000 bail.

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Gina Palomino
Gina Palomino

Millie ... The new residents and making the olds ones look bad!!

Frank Ponch Torres
Frank Ponch Torres

So they're from Hialeah, is that the story. New Times your paper is a rag

David Lizama
David Lizama

Bail is only 10% with a bondsman people...they didnt pay $20k to get out, only $2k combined

Steve Atlas
Steve Atlas

"They paid double in bail what they owed the hotel- how does that even make sense?" It's ok -- they put it on the credit card. The U.S. is the last industrialized nation to use credit cards with embedded chips (starting next year) and requiring PINs when making purchases. The banks don't care about your credit or your life. They just care about maximizing their profits.

Millie Santana
Millie Santana

Hialeah representing with some of their finest residents! WOW!!

Kevin Jaggers
Kevin Jaggers

Johanna, when you are free call me. I am planning a nice swanky STAY AT THE Biltmore Followed by a short stay at Metro West.

Hector Ramos
Hector Ramos

It's the hotel's fault as well for letting them spend so much

Stephanie Romero
Stephanie Romero

They paid double in bail what they owed the hotel- how does that even make sense?

Sara Tayte
Sara Tayte

They were listing to the song on their walk mans I'm sure

Cesar Barroso
Cesar Barroso

Call it make a French Revolution with your own hands. Ahahah

whydoo
whydoo

Sounds like an inside job.. Who wouldn't check ID and run a charge on the CC?

mrbronsonarroyo
mrbronsonarroyo

So your eluding to the fact most people who drive Dodge Chargers are scum bags?

Familia Ramirez
Familia Ramirez

Juan Carlos thanks for showing that not just Hispanics commit crimes. @New Times you guys really have to check your motives. More and more I've been noticing your little snide, sarcastic comments towards Latinos. You do know where you are right? This ain't Kansas mofos!

Familia Ramirez
Familia Ramirez

I like the how you feel the need to mention they're from Hialeah. Smh racist not!

Juan Carlos
Juan Carlos

And this a hole takes the cake out of all of them.

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.............the HOTEL should be criminally charged with robbery !


$800 for a $200 whiskey ?


$8,ooo for a dress, a bathing suit, a bag and flip-flops ?

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

as a manager many years ago i was called into the dining room of the MARRIOTT hotel in queens and given the circumstance that the two elderly people had run up a rather large bill and now they indicate they can't pay - in fact the two octogenarian had escaped from the old folks home across the street and were indeed indigent


Javier Morales
Javier Morales

What's up with these yo dawg gangstas shaping their eyebrows?? Very bizarre demographic fad.

Denisse Quinonez
Denisse Quinonez

Because they look like they can count to 10,000. Riiiiiiight?!?

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.................did they charge the BAIL on a credit card ?

Dena Landon
Dena Landon

Nikki Francisco !!!!!! \U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f648

Shanee Wiley
Shanee Wiley

That's so dumb. 10,000 in Palm Beach what a waste.

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