Emily Morgan Hotel

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 9, 2010
San Antonio , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
17 000
Year of Breach: 
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Identity thieves obtained stacks of credit card receipts from one of the hotel's storage rooms in 2006.  Hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent charges were then made in three different states.  Investigators first became aware of a large identity theft issue in the area during the beginning of 2009.

UPDATE (12/4/2010): The ringleader pleaded guilty to ID theft fraud conspiracy, access device fraud and conspiracy to launder money. Seven other co-conspirators have been identified.

UPDATE (4/7/2011): A former hotel worker faces up to 22 years in prison for stealing customer information and using it to go on a shopping spree.  In 2006, the former employee used credit card receipts from the Emily Morgan hotel in downtown San Antonio to make fraudulent charges totaling $300,000.  This appears to be the one of the largest cases in Alamo City’s history.  The accused former employee pleaded guilty to three charges and is scheduled to be sentenced in July.