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The owner of the swanky Le Parker Meridien New York ripped off more than $1 million by cooking the books to claim fraudulent reimbursements from Starwood Hotels & Resorts, a suit filed yesterday alleges.

Workers at the Meridien “falsified records and fabricated room reservations for fictitious guests” in order to boost payments from the customer loyalty program of Starwood, the suit alleges.

The scheme allegedly went on for more than three years at both the Midtown Meridien and the Parker Palm Springs in California, and was directed by “executive management.”