‘Daddy’s girl’ skips on $18K hotel bill
An Auckland hotel has been left $18,000 out of pocket after a longstaying guest disappeared overseas.
Tracey Anne Gordon, who has been convicted of fraud in the past, had been a regular guest of the Surrey Hotel in Grey Lynn for more than two years and paid her bills using her father’s credit card. However, the 49-year-old left the hotel in February telling staff she was flying business class to San Francisco with a friend, hotel manager Denise King said.
Her father has since stopped the credit card payments, leaving the hotel with a bill of $18,000, King said.
Gordon’s father had been to the hotel a couple of times and seemed happy with the payments, she said.
‘‘She was obviously Daddy’s girl.’’
Gordon was not a nuisance and always ate at the bar and the restaurant.
‘‘The staff liked her and were impressed by her stories. She even offered a job to our chef on a superyacht.’’
Police told King it was a civil matter. She is now intending to go through the small claims court in an attempt to get the money back.