Just read this hilarious article at the following link: http://travel.usatoday.com/hotels/p...hotel-point-fraud-case-/174492/1?csp=obinsite Very entertaining article. The funniest thing to me is that they found that the best use of their points was to purchase stuff from SkyMall so that it could be sold elsewhere. Classic. The total value was $100K+ of merchandise and assuming a redemption value of $0.67/pt, it would have taken around 15 million points to get all that stuff. Maybe she saw the poor redemption value for airline miles for flights so she switched over to Sheraton since Starpoints have a much better redemption value.