Police: Country Inn and Suites employee used blank check to steal $950 from guest

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A Country Inn and Suites employee is accused of stealing $950 from a hotel guest, police say.

Sherrell Monique Morris, 26, is accused of stealing a blank check from a guests’ wallet while it was locked in a hotel room on April 20, according to documents filed in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court.

The guest was on vacation and staying at the hotel on the 7100 block of Pocahontas Trail over the weekend, court documents state.

Police say Morris made out the blank Bank of America check to herself and cashed it at a local SunTrust Bank. When they questioned her about the check, she said she’d found it in the hallway of the hotel and given it to another employee who filled it out and asked her to cash it, court documents show.

Police asked Morris to give them an example of her handwriting, which matched the handwriting on the check. Morris was charged with petit larceny, obtaining money by false pretenses, forgery and uttering on Sept. 20.

Her case is scheduled to be heard in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court on Sept. 27.

Morris was convicted of credit card theft greater than $200 in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court in 2009. She was sentenced to six months in jail with all six months suspended and ordered to pay a $100 fine, according to to the General District Court Case Information website.