Yet Another Housekeeping Cast Member Arrested for Stealing from Guest Rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort
A Disney World housekeeper — who was at least the third employee to be arrested in an ongoing sting at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside — admitted to a string of thefts across several hotels, court documents show.
Julian Bracero Jimenez, 21, of Davenport, was arrested March 30 and charged with employee theft, which is a third-degree felony, according to Orange Circuit Court Records. He pled not guilty this month.
An Orange County Sheriff’s detective was conducting video surveillance on an empty hotel room that was set up with Disney cash as a decoy room. The detective watched Jimenez enter and look around the room, his arrest affidavit said. Jimenez took money out of a backpack that had been left in the room. He stuffed the cash in his pants pocket and left the room when a detective intercepted him.
“I approached the suspect, placing my hand on his shoulder, and told him I was a Detective to put his hands behind his back,” the law-enforcement official wrote in the report. “The suspect stated that he knew why we were there and he said it was about the money.”
Jimenez was handcuffed and read his Miranda Rights but he kept talking.
He admitted to taking $300 in the decoy room and confessed to other thefts, the report said.
“l asked Julian if he had taken money from any other rooms. He stated that he has taken money from other rooms on a few occasions. He stated that he has never taken more than $200 at a time. He stated that he has taken money from rooms located at Port Orleans, Animal Kingdom Lodge, and Caribbean Beach resorts,” the detective wrote in the arrest report. “He also stated that he has taken small items from rooms like key chains and other small items that guests have left in the rooms.”
Jimenez’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
For the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, it was a busy March at the hotel.
Jimenez is at least the third Disney housekeeper to be arrested at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside