Nationally known 'serial stowaway' arrested in Nassau County

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AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. —

The woman who is known nationally as the "Serial Stowaway” was arrested Monday in Nassau County.

Marilyn Jean Hartman, 63, is charged with fraud/impersonation, defrauding an inkeeper and trespassing after she was found to have checked into the Omni Amelia Island Plantation under another person's name, according to a Nassau County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

An online search of Hartman’s name will yield dozens of mugshots and stowaway arrests from all across the country.

According to the NCSO, Hartman boarded a plane in Minnesota without a ticket.


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She got off a plane in Jacksonville on Sunday and took a shuttle to the Omni Amelia Island Plantation.

She's accused of checking in under another person’s name to stay in one of the resort’s villas. The front desk called Hartman after the real person checked in, and Hartman disappeared.

Hartman was found Monday staying in a room that was under renovation and she was then taken into custody.

Hartman is infamous for trying to sneak onto airplanes and staying in hotels illegally.


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