Johnson City man charged in May theft spree, 2 night stay in Carnegie Hotel

Johnson City Press • Updated Jun 23, 2016 at 4:11 PM

Police said they arrested a Johnson City man on Tuesday for a May burglary spree that included a stolen car and a stolen credit card being charged for a two-night Presidential Suite stay in the Carnegie Hotel. 

Mark Dakota Whitson, 24, Timberlake Road, was charged with aggravated burglary, theft of property over $10,000 and fraudulent use of a credit card. 

Amber L. Oberry, 26, North Roan Street, was arrested May 3, and police listed her as being an accomplice in the crimes. 

Oberry was charged with identity theft, theft of property over $10,000, aggravated burglary, fraudulent use of a credit card, forgery and theft of services over $1,000. 

The burglary occurred May 6 when various items and a car were reported stolen to police.

Police said Oberry charged approximately $1,095 to a credit card during a two-night stay inside the Presidential Suite at the Carnegie Hotel. A website lists the Presidential Suite beginning at $279 a night. 

The total value of the items reported stolen were estimated to be worth $10,490. 

After the stay at Carnegie Hotel, police said Whitson and Oberry attempted to obtain money from an ATM machine using the stolen credit card. 

Whitson was taken to the Washington County Detention Center and held on $40,000 bond. He was arraigned in Sessions Court on Wednesday. 

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