View Full Version : 4 stay at WDW for free exploiting loophole is Ressie system

06-12-2012, 01:10 PM
Wow!! The more you automate, the bigger the loopholes.


Updated: 6:35 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012 | Posted: 10:48 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Officials: Men vacationed four years on Disney property without paying

ORANGE COUNTY Investigators said three men outsmarted Walt Disney World security and took lavish, free vacations inside the parks for nearly four years.
Officials said Joseph Geiger, Robert Falk and Steven Nero allegedly racked up more than $15,000 in charges in just one month and never paid for any of them.
Deputies said Geiger and Falk had turned themselves in and confessed, while Nero is still at large.

Investigators found that the men would book hotel rooms with one credit card and then put down a second, pre-paid debit card with only a $1 or $2 on it to cover any charges to the room. They would then go out in the parks, bill everything to the room and take off before the charges caught up and employees found out.
Officials said this was all done through a loophole in the park's reservation system.
The crime left many of visitors in disbelief.
"It's a shame," tourist Jessica Jackson said. "It's a shame that somebody would do something like that."*
Others could not believe the men were not caught.
"It's just strange that somebody can go on and on and do that and never be caught," said tourist Jason Crane.
Last month, a cigar shop worker notified authorities after seeing the men spend hundreds of dollars there at a time.
Investigators said they received a call from security at Disney, which led to the arrest.

06-12-2012, 01:48 PM
There is a word for people like this, but it can't be used here....

06-12-2012, 01:54 PM
I find this very intresting that they got away with it FOR 4 years.

06-14-2012, 02:20 PM
thats odd, it has alway been my understanding that they check amounts available on any card , this is done by using an arbitrary amount and seeing if it is accepted, in order to set the spending limit per room??????????..........