Lim­er­ick ho­tel man­ager sen­tenced to pro­ba­tion for $19K theft.

The Phoenix - - FRONT PAGE - By Carl Hessler Jr. chessler@21st-cen­tu­ry­media. com @mont­co­court­news on Twit­ter

NORRISTOWN » The for­mer gen­eral man­ager of a Lim­er­ick ho­tel has a hefty resti­tu­tion bill, pro­ba­tion and com­mu­nity ser­vice in con­nec­tion with the theft of more than $19,000 from the ho­tel while he worked there.

Jayson Glenn Miller, 38, of the 6700 block of Limekiln Pike, Philadel­phia, was sen­tenced in Mont­gomery County Court to five years’ pro­ba­tion af­ter he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of re­ceiv­ing stolen prop­erty in con­nec­tion with in­ci­dents that oc­curred while he worked at The Hamp­ton Inn on West Lin­field-Trappe Road in Lim­er­ick.

Judge Wil­liam R. Car­pen­ter, who ac­cepted a plea agree­ment in the case, also or­dered Miller to com­plete 50 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice and to pay the ho­tel $19,067 in resti­tu­tion.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion of Miller be­gan in Jan­uary when ho­tel man­age­ment con­tacted Lim­er­ick po­lice to re­port two in­ci­dents of theft by a for­mer em­ployee.

“The first method was com­prised of two trans­ac­tions, in which the em­ployee re­ceived a check pay­ment in­tended for the ho­tel. The sec­ond method

in­volved the use of a cus­tomer to pocket a cash pay­ment in­tended for the ho­tel,” Lim­er­ick De­tec­tive David Bar­tok ex­plained in the ar­rest af­fi­davit.

The pres­i­dent of Lim­er­ick Ho­tel Cor­po­ra­tion, the owner of the Hamp­ton Inn, re­ported that em­ploy­ees, while rec­on­cil­ing ac­counts at the end of 2017, dis­cov­ered an out­stand­ing bal­ance of $19,067 owed by an or­ga­ni­za­tion that

did busi­ness with the ho­tel. When ho­tel of­fi­cials in­quired about the bal­ance, it was learned that the or­ga­ni­za­tion had is­sued two checks for ho­tel ser­vices to Miller in June and July of 2017 and the in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed that the checks were en­dorsed with Miller’s name and cashed.

“Miller had ac­cess to ho­tel records as well as the checks. How­ever, Miller was not en­ti­tled to ei­ther pay­ment,” Bar­tok al­leged.

Dur­ing a sec­ond in­ci­dent, a guest met with Miller at the ho­tel on Aug. 29, 2017, to re­serve a con­fer­ence

room for an event the fol­low­ing week. Miller re­quested that the guest to pay in cash and the guest paid Miller $200 cash to rent the room, ac­cord­ing to the crim­i­nal com­plaint.

The guest re­turned to the ho­tel on Sept. 8 and dis­cov­ered there was no record of the pay­ment and ho­tel of­fi­cials re­ported a loss of $200.

“Again, Miller was not en­ti­tled to the pay­ment,” Bar­tok al­leged.

The guest sub­se­quently was ac­com­mo­dated by the ho­tel, court pa­pers in­di­cate.

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