Local motel workers claim management issued bad payroll checks

By: Melissa Tune Email
By: Melissa Tune Email

News 12 at 11 o'clock, October 27, 2008

AUGUSTA, Ga.--- Employees at a local motel say that thier paychecks have not cleared and claim the management company knew the payroll checks were not good.

Employees of the Super 8 Motel on Boy Scout Road claim they worked for free because they say their payroll checks were no good.

Eric Terry says he used to work the motel but says he quit after getting what he calls a rubber check attached to the bottom of his pay stub.

And in Anna Franklin's case - she says her checks didn't turn into cash either.

Allegations of bounced payroll checks along with other troubles have surfaced for the hotel.

News12 obtained documents showing taxes are owed totalling over $53,000 dollars and its not clear if the hotel is even open for business.The business lisence is listed in the name of Portfolio Augusta and add to the tangled web - several employees claim that they're waiting to be paid.

One woman even says she booked her reservation just days ago - but claimed that no one called to tell her the hotel was closed.

New 12 talked the attorney for Portfolio-Augusta who referred us to Krono/Stillwater who informed us that there was an "administrative problem" the payroll company that cuts the checks, and the bank. They then referred us to an accounting person on thier staff who referred us to Prism Hotels the alleged new management company.

News 12 was able to obtain comment from Prism Hotels.


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