That's nothing, I once........
stayed the night in the the Sheraton Towers Hotel in London which cost me £345. This included having a suit dry cleaned, room sevice and a pair of swimming trunks charged to the room. Visa immediately refunded the card however, on the very next statement the Sheraton once again billed me £29.99 for a stolen bath robe. This took 6 weeks to claim back.
My Boss once had something like £6k put on his company credit card for various purchases in Egypt. He was asked to produce his passport to prove he he hadn't visited the country. What Visa didn't take into account is that in our game we hold two passports !!!
Buy it & Use it, then sell it and buy something bigger