A 49-year-old homeless man caught at a Disney World hotel told Orange County deputies that for more than a decade, he has moved from hotel to hotel across the country, booking rooms with stolen credit card numbers.
Jeffrey Steven Hawkins has defrauded Disney at least 26 times, cheating the entertainment giant out of more than $18,000 using the same scam, according to his arrest report.
Hawkins was arrested Tuesday, accused of credit card fraud, trafficking in stolen credit cards and defrauding an innkeeper.
He's being held in the Orange County Jail on $2,900 bail.
He was apprehended after deputies were called to Coronado Springs Resort, a moderately-priced hotel near Disney's Magic Kingdom.
"He was sick of running," wrote Deputy Frank Delguercio.
In Hawkins' belongings, deputies found more than 100 stolen credit card numbers plus room keys for each of the 26 fraudulent Disney reservations, the report said.
" 'It's easy to commit fraud at Disney, and I have been here a lot,' " the report quotes Hawkins as saying.
He carried out the fraud because he has been jobless and homeless since the 1990s, the report says.