TV's, Linens Stolen From Marriott Hotel


WINCHESTER, Va. - The Towneplace Suites Marriott Hotel in Winchester notified the Frederick County Sheriff's Office of the disappearance of items from several of their unoccupied rooms.

“They’ve noticed that 32-inch flat screen Panasonic TV's inside the rooms are missing,” said Lieutenant Donald Lang of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.

That's not all. Staff says that sheets and comforters were also taken out of the three rooms that were vandalized.

"They valued the TV's at $300 a piece, and $40 for the comforter and sheets," said Lang.

Employees who reported the missing items told investigators that they had noticed items missing here and there over the course of a month.

"The rooms were unoccupied,” said Lang. “And now that they're going in and checking the rooms to see if they are clean, they're noticing that these items are missing now."

Investigators told WHAG that there was no forced entry into the rooms. And since a key card is the only way to access any of the rooms at the hotel, it suggests that the theft may have been an inside job.

"You know some of the staff has been interviewed, their internal records have been checked. Again, we're still trying to develop persons of interest,” said Lang.

They are asking that any leads or tips be reported to Crime Solvers (540)-655-TIPS or the Frederick County Sheriff's Office (540)-655-5600.

The person(s) responsible for the theft are facing embezzlement charges if they are an employee, and grand larceny charges if the items were taken by someone not connected to the hotel's business.

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