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Originally published Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 8:04 PM

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Calif. man arrested after using stolen cards to rent $240K car, house

A Sonoma County man remained jailed Sunday after he was arrested on suspicion of using stolen credit cards to rent a $240,000 sports car and a $12 million vacation home.


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SANTA ROSA, Calif. — A Sonoma County man remained jailed Sunday after he was arrested on suspicion of using stolen credit cards to rent a $240,000 sports car and a $12 million vacation home.

Mohanned Halaweh, 19, was arrested Wednesday after he was pulled over while driving the 2012 McLaren coupe he had rented for $13,000 and that was subsequently reported stolen by its owner, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Raasch said. Halaweh also paid $27,000 to rent an estate in Glen Ellen, Raasch said.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat identified Halaweh as a former standout basketball player at a Sebastopol high school. In March, he was charged with allegedly using a fake credit card to try to buy 14 iPhones and two laptop computers at an Apple Store in Berkeley, the Press-Democrat said.



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