On Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 12:49 P.M., Somerville Police control received a call from the Row Hotel management reporting a guest had used someone else’s reward points to book a room.
I responded to the Row Hotel located at 360 Foley Street and spoke to the reporting party/General Manager, XXXX who stated to me that a person named Oluwatomide OLOYEDE (Defendant) checked into a room that was booked under a different person’s name. The defendant told the hotel staff that his stepfather had reserved the room, that his flight had been delayed, and that he would like to remain in the room until his stepfather arrived.
The defendant checked out of the hotel at around 9:40 a.m. and asked the staff if he could leave his belongings at the front desk while he went shopping at Assembly Row. The hotel management subsequently received a call from a man named XXXX (Victim), who informed them that although he was in New York and had not reserved a hotel room in Somerville, Massachusetts, he had received a message on his phone indicating a hotel room key had been issued to him. At this time the hotel management contacted Somerville Police and reported the incident.
During my conversation with the reporting party, a hotel staff member informed me that the defendant had come back to get his items. Officer Fusco and I went to the lobby where we introduced ourselves and told the defendant the reason we were there. Detective Hyde and Sgt. Slattery, who were assigned to a road detail responded as backup.
The defendant stated to me a friend from college booked the room for him. I asked the defendant what was the friend’s name but he did not respond. I asked the defendant where he attended college and stated he did not. I gave the defendant an opportunity to pay the hotel bill ($400.00) and after an hour and a half on this call for service trying to convince him to pay bill, he tried two credit cards that were declined.
I placed the defendant under arrest for defrauding innkeeper over $100.00 c.140 S12 and larceny under $1200 c266 30 for stealing the victim’s Marriott reward point (monetary value $400.00).
The defendant was transported to the Somerville Police headquarters in unit 200, operated by Officer Ducasse, and booked by Lieutenant Holland.
Ofc. Samir Messaoudi #312
Somerville Police Dept.