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Man Charged After Swindling Local Businesses

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Metro Police Fraud detectives have arrested a man wanted for purchasing more than $15,000 worth of clothing and other merchandise with fake checks.

Police arrested Steven Goldmann Friday after management at the downtown Hilton became suspicious and called to report his activities, which included asking to land a helicopter on the hotel's property. Officers learned Goldmann was wanted in Montna for writing bad checks and took him into custody.

Goldmann has been charged with felony theft of property for allegedly purchasing more than $15,000 in clothing and merchandise, from custom-made handbags and clutches to one-of-a-kind clothes, from Manuel America Design on Broadway. Police said he used checks from an account he recently opened and knew did not have the available funds.

He was also charged with theft of services for chartering 29 limousine rides from Metro Livery between November 16 and December 10. The total estimated cost of the limo services provided was $12,300. Goldmann told the company that his business, Stepping Stone Holdings, would reimburse them for the bill.

Fraud detectives are also investigating the alleged defrauding of a Nashville helicopter company.  Goldmann reportedly took trips to Bethpage for dinner and Franklin, Tennessee.

Goldmann is expected in court on January 14. More charges could be pending.

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