Fired Fontainebleau hotel supervisor arrested for stealing $162,000

By: Andy Slater

A former supervisor in the business office at Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel is accused of watching money go somewhere it shouldn't have.

Miami Beach Police arrested Nardyne Mardy, 44, last Thursday night. Police say she wrote commission checks off of fake travel bookings. The checks totaled $162,936.97.

According to the exclusively-obtained police report, Mardy, who worked in the accounts payable department, started writing the checks in Jan. 2015. The "dummy travel bookings," the arrest form says, were made by one of her co-workers, Alexandra Dessources.

Police say Mardy gave the commission checks to a man she said she thought was a travel agent, Larry Moss. But when interviewed by a detective, Mardy admitted to knowing she "circumvented the security protocol" set up by the hotel, the report says.

Despite telling the detective she messed up, Mardy told police she didn't receive any money back from Moss.

Mardy was released from jail on $20,000 bond. She's facing charges of first-degree grand theft and organized fraud. Mardy had worked at Fontainebleau Miami Beach for 21 years. She was fired in April.

An attempt to get comment from the hotel was unsuccessful. 

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