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Man accused of using stolen card to rack up a $20K bill at the Townsend Hotel

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Birmingham police say Ryan Greer, 27, ran up a $20,000 bill in a single day at the Townsend Hotel using a stolen credit card.

He first rented out a presidential suite for him and his 45 closest friends. Police say the group was also ordering $500 bottles of champagne and acquired a near $10,000 bill at the Corner Bar downstairs using a fake ID, where he was buying more bottles of expensive champagne and rounds of shots for the entire bar.

That generosity ran out when the bar was closing and the card was declined. Around that same time, the hotel learned the card used for the room was also declined. Police were called to the scene and Greer was taken into custody. Greer is being held on a $100,000 bond.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to learn more in a report from Fox 2's Erika Erickson

Police are investigating a similar incident at another hotel in Southfield.

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