Hotel Fraud Couple Get More than They Ordered

An American couple has been  arrested in Carson City, Nevada, for allegedly running a financial forgery lab out of a hotel room.

Payton Baker-Wright, aged 25, and her partner, 41-year-old Vincent Scambray, both of Minden, Nevada, allegedly booked into the Courtyard Marriot Hotel on South Carson Street in search of something more than a breakfast buffet.

The couple came to the attention of local law enforcement when Baker-Wright dialed 911 to report that Scambray had overdosed on drugs.

When law enforcement officers arrived, they spotted multiple items that suggested Scambray and Baker-Wright were committing financial fraud.

Scattered about the hotel room in plain view were numerous credit cards, multiple checks, bank statements and other financial documents.

Two laptop computers were also on display, plus a printer with a bank statement displayed on its copy screen.

In the past six months, Baker-Wright estimated that the couple, both unemployed, used counterfeit cards, fake IDs and washed checks to obtain around $50,000 worth of goods and services fraudulently.

Scambray and Baker-Wright were both arrested and charged with possession of a financial forgery lab; possession of equipment to produce fraudulent credit cards; forgery of a credit card; fraud using a computer; possession of a credit card without consent and possession of documents for false status; and defrauding an innkeeper.

The couple is currently being held in jail on a $100,000 cash-only bail.

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