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Officials: Men vacationed four years on Disney property without paying

1:11 PM, Jun 1, 2012   |    comments
Joseph Geiger, Robert Falk and Steven Nero. Photo courtesy Orange County Jail
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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.

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