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Whee! Look What Teens Rent With Stolen Credit Card

Two Sonoma County 19-year-olds use fraudulent credit card numbers to rent sports car and a $12 million vacation home.

2012 McLaren. Photo: Sonoma County Sheriff's Department.
2012 McLaren. Photo: Sonoma County Sheriff's Department.
Two teens who used fraudulent credit card numbers to rent an expensive sports car were thwarted when the car was reported stolen and they were pulled over by Sonoma County sheriff's deputies in Roseland on Wednesday, sheriff's officials said.

After deputies pulled the 2012 McLaren over on Dutton Avenue on Wednesday, deputies discovered that the two 19-year-olds had also rented a $12 million vacation home for $27,000 using the same credit card numbers, sheriff's officials said.

The teens were identified as Rohnert Park resident Mohannad Halaweh and Santa Rosa resident Nhimia Kahsay.

Halaweh was booked into county jail on suspicion of possession of stolen property and credit card fraud. He is being held under $100,000 bail.

Kahsay was booked on suspicion of outstanding fraud warrants from Del Norte County under $60,000 bail.

Anyone with information about the case has been asked to call Detective Donald Fletcher at (707) 565-2202.
      
--Bay City News

James Anderson Merritt June 08, 2014 at 12:11 AM
OK, the McLaren is a fairly interesting car. But I would have rented a Tesla Model-S, or perhaps a Tesla Roadster. The EV sportscar experience is something EVERYONE should have.
Audrey June 09, 2014 at 02:37 AM
I'm sorry but whoever rented to these 2 kids, needs to be held partly responsible at least for not using due diligence before allowing the purchase using these credit cards. Dont get me wrong, these guys were trying to get away with something and they did, for a time and they should be held accountable, but is it really that easy to rent cars and homes like this, I don't think so.....

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