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Hotel clerk accused of using guest’s bank card, hijacking computer system to get free rooms

Steven Cook, Jr.
Age: 30
Steven Cook, Jr. Age: 30(Caddo Parish Jail)
Published: Nov. 4, 2021 at 12:48 PM CDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Caddo sheriff’s investigators have arrested a Shreveport man for allegedly using a hotel guest’s debit card.

Steven Cook Jr., 30, of Shreveport, is accused of using the card to pay for other guests’ rooms at the Merryton Inn on Monkhouse Drive in Shreveport. The illegal use of the card was reported by the card’s owner, who reported the purchases to the hotel.

Cook also allegedly manipulated the Merryton Inn’s computer system to allow guests to stay at the hotel for free.

He already was in Caddo Correctional Center on unrelated charges when the charges of credit card fraud and misdemeanor theft were added.

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