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Lawsuit: Con artist ‘Biggie Smalls’ spent $47K hotel bill

April 12, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
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A con artist booked a room at the stylish Manhattan’s Mondrian Hotel under the name “Biggie Smalls’’ — and stayed in one of its chic rooms for three months — before anyone noticed the scheme.

The fraudster, 48-year-old Clayton Jacobs, reportedly racked up over $47,000 in bills at the hotel on Park Avenue South in New York City, where rooms are priced beginning at $200 a night while the bar sells $19 cocktails.

Using Notorious B.I.G.’s name, Jacobs’ high-life came crumbling down only when American Express started denying his credit-card charges after three months, according to the New York Post.

Even then, it took one more month for the hotel to finally get him out.

Hotel staff reportedly didn’t think twice about the guest’s name. The Brooklyn-born rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was shot and killed in 1997.

A waitress told The New York Post that she remembered seeing a “Biggie Smalls” on a list of guests but didn’t make the connection to the late rapper.

When she discovered that Jacobs scammed her employer, she was appalled.

“Oh my god, I had no idea,” she stated. “How does someone get away with that?”

Jacobs, of Flordia, resided at the hotel in NoMad from November 2017 through February 2018, according to the hotel’s suit against Jacobs.

He spent a total $47,197.95 on room costs and other fees. The suit does not outline the charges, but the filing indicated that he swiped his card 24 times in amounts spanning from $105.60 to $7,920.27.

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