'Serial Stowaway' Accused of Boarding Another Plane, Sneaking Onto Resort

Marilyn Jean Hartman is charged with felony fraud after latest arrest.

ByDAN GOOD
February 10, 2015, 12:50 AM

— -- "Serial stowaway" Marilyn Jean Hartman was arrested Monday in Florida, accused of posing as a guest and checking into a resort property after boarding a flight to Jacksonville International Airport, authorities said.

Hartman is charged with felony fraud, as well as misdemeanor trespassing, according to the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.

The 63-year-old suspect, who has a history of trying to board planes without a ticket, allegedly made her way onto a Sunday flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport by using someone else’s name.

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After the flight landed in Florida, Hartman took a shuttle to the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, where she checked in under a false name, according to a Nassau County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The alleged offense was revealed hours later, authorities said, when the actual guest arrived, at which point Hartman disappeared. Security found her the next day, staying in a room that was being renovated, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Hartman has been arrested numerous times for similar offenses in previous years, including three arrests in August 2014.

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