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NorCal Teen Used Stolen Credit Card to Rent $240,000 Sports Car: Sheriff’s Dept. (+$12M House)
KTLA ^ | 6/9/14 | Tracy Bloom

Posted on 06/09/2014 12:47:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A Northern California teen was arrested on suspicion of credit card fraud and possessing stolen property after he was pulled over in a $240,000 sports car in Sonoma County, authorities said.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of using a stolen credit card to rent a 2012 McLaren sports car valued at $240,000, authorities said. (Credit: Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department)

The teen, identified as 19-year-old Mohannad Halaweh of Rohnert Park, was pulled over Wednesday evening by a deputy who spotted the allegedly stolen 2012 McLaren while patrolling the Roseland area near Santa Rosa, according to a news release from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department.

A passenger in the vehicle, 19-year-old Nhimia Kahsay of Santa Rosa, was also arrested, the release stated.

Detectives investigating the incident discovered that a credit card number had been fraudulently obtained to rent the sports car, as well as a $12 million vacation home in Glen Ellen two days prior to the arrest, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

The fraudulent charges were estimated at $13,000 for the vehicle and $27,000 for the rental property, according to the release.

Halaweh was booked into jail on suspicion of possession of stolen property and credit card fraud charges, the release stated. He was being held on $100,000 bail.

Kahsay was booked for outstanding fraud warrants, according to the release. His bail was set at $60,000.

Halaweh was scheduled to appear in court on Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported.


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1 posted on 06/09/2014 12:47:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

lol. Well ... go big if you’re gonna go.


2 posted on 06/09/2014 12:51:12 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: nickcarraway
His bail was set at $60,000.

Do they take credit cards?

/johnny

3 posted on 06/09/2014 12:51:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway
Arabs and Muslims in Rohnert Park?

Yikes, that's where my mother-in-law used to live. She would have HATED that.

4 posted on 06/09/2014 12:52:21 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: nickcarraway

“You’re in a heap of trouble, boy...”


5 posted on 06/09/2014 12:52:44 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: nickcarraway

Fareed Bueller’s Day Off.

:)


6 posted on 06/09/2014 12:53:03 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: nickcarraway

Stealing credit cards for Allah!


7 posted on 06/09/2014 12:54:19 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: nickcarraway
"Halaweh" means "sweetness" in Arabic.

That should come in handy while he's in the pokey.

8 posted on 06/09/2014 12:55:00 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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“Mohannad Halaweh”

Muslim's are responsible for a disproportionate amount of fraud in the U.S.

9 posted on 06/09/2014 1:00:11 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective

Well, Allah is a fraudulent deity.


10 posted on 06/09/2014 1:06:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

If you are a Millionaire do you allow your card to be charged at that high amount of money without a phone call?
I need to ck if it’s twenty bucks lol!


11 posted on 06/09/2014 1:10:31 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: nickcarraway

Future president. Obama does the same whenever he travels.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 1:15:23 PM PDT by RginTN
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Back when the DC Metro was first starting one of the ‘Bookkeepers’ for DC Govt - assigned to Metro - was flying coworkers to Vegas, picking up the tab, spending money like the ‘proverbial drunken sailor’, had an extensive Classic Car collection etc.
He even bought a Strip Club.

Appears he was drawing money to himself and it ‘got out of hand’.

When he was caught ‘they’ asked why he didn’t hide his ill gained assets as they probably NEVER would have caught him if he hadn’t flaunted it.

His answer - What fun is having it if you can’t share it or show it off.

BTW when the Feds took over the Strip Club, it was a successful operation and I think their idea was to make it like a giant ‘sting operation BUT they ended up losing money...

JUST more proof that the Government can’t even run a ‘girly bar’ without losing money.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 1:27:37 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others. (G Marx))".)
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Hmmmm....19 yr old and he didn’t try to outrun the cops?

Amazing!


14 posted on 06/09/2014 1:30:52 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
Fareed Bueller’s Day Off.

You can tell I've been on Twitter too much. I was looking for the "Favorite" button for your post.
15 posted on 06/09/2014 1:32:55 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: nickcarraway

Mohanned Halaweh, 19, arrested Wednesday after he was pulled over driving the 2012 McLaren coupe

High school basketball player arrested after stealing a credit card to rent a $240,000 McLaren sportscar and a $12million vacation home

16 posted on 06/09/2014 1:36:25 PM PDT by kcvl
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That kid is not 19. Add stolen identity to the list of fraud for him and his babe.

Seriously, what doofus agency lets anyone rent a $240,000 sports car?

Did the reporter even notice that it was reported stolen?

17 posted on 06/09/2014 2:00:43 PM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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Can we throw grand theft auto on the crime wagon?
When they unwind this joker’s crimes, we will find a long list of other credit card frauds associated with him. He better change his name to Goat because that’s what he will be in prison.


18 posted on 06/09/2014 2:33:01 PM PDT by Kozy
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To: DocJhn
If you are a Millionaire do you allow your card to be charged at that high amount of money without a phone call?

Yes. You are given the red carpet treatment. I would think, however, that the cc had an Arabic name on it, not something like Tim O'Brien.

19 posted on 06/09/2014 2:33:58 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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20 posted on 06/09/2014 2:42:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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21 posted on 06/09/2014 2:45:27 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: nickcarraway

If I was the wealthiest person on the face of the earth I wouldn’t pay $240,000.00 for a car.

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22 posted on 06/09/2014 2:47:01 PM PDT by Mears
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To: kcvl

His head is really long like John Kerry.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 4:24:44 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: nickcarraway

The car rental agency let an TEEN to drive a $240,000 auto? I couldn’t rent a car until I was 21.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 5:05:14 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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