ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) – A Pensacola man is behind bars after allegedly using fraudulent credit cards to buy hotel rooms and sell them to people, according to the County Sheriff’s Office. Escambia.

Darryl “Scooby” Randolph, 27, has been charged with scheme to defraud, scheme to defraud with communication, grand larceny, petty larceny, two counts of credit card tampering, false identification, false name on ID identity, obtaining food or lodging with the intent to defraud and use personal identifying information for criminal purposes.

On July 25, 2021, deputies said they responded to the Hampton Inn and Suites on Plantation Road in reference to a fraud complaint. The hotel employee said that on July 24, 2021, a black man, later identified as Randolph, checked into the hotel with reservations from July 24, 2021 to July 31, 2021, for two rooms at the price of $2852.73 each for a total of $5705.46.

The employee said Randolph gave him a South Carolina driver’s license with the name “Shane Prince Bey” and a credit card with the same name. The employee said that the credit card was declined due to an incorrect name, then she was given another authorized credit card for the full amount of both rooms.

On July 25, 2021, a partner hotel distributed an order of watches to two black men and a black woman for fraudulent activity. The employee said she recognized one of the black men as Randolph. The employee gave the deputy the driver’s license, which the deputy confirmed was forged.

On July 26, 2021, deputies responded again to the Hampton Inn and Suites, where the employee said one of the guests had returned to the room. The deputy spoke with the woman who said she had secured the hotel room from a black man named “Scooby”, later identified as Randolph.

The woman said she was scrolling on Facebook when she saw a post from someone selling hotel rooms for $500 a week. She said she called the number on the extension and “Scooby” answered saying he would give her a hotel room key for a week if she gave him $500.

On July 26, 2021, deputies searched for the nickname “Scooby” and it returned several aliases. The deputy said Randolph stood out as a possible suspect due to recent interactions with law enforcement involving an embossing machine, a credit card scanner and several fraudulent credit cards.

Randolph was incarcerated in the Escambia County Jail on $39,500 bond with detentions in Uniontown, Penn., and Mobile, Ala.