Man accused of skipping out on Midtown hotel bill

May 4, 2011 9:04:37 AM PDT
A man is accused of staying at a Midtown hotel for a week and not paying his bill.

Luis Mauricio Aragon is charged with theft of service. According to court documents, Aragon stayed at the La Maison in Midtown bed and breakfast from March 14 through March 21 and did not pay for his hotel room. The owner of La Maison told investigators that Aragon gave her a credit card that was declined. When the owner questioned Aragon, he told her that he was having a house built and that the builder would be taking care of the bill. The owner alleges Aragon left the hotel without paying the $1,675 bill.

Investigators say Aragon told them the builder was supposed to pay the bill and that there was some misunderstanding about the bill. Aragon said he had placed a money order in the mail and that the owner should have received it in the mail. The owner told investigators that she never received payment.

No bond has been set in this case.

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