Three men were arrested in Alpharetta after police accused them of trying to use fake identification to rent cars and then trying to destroy the evidence when they were pulled over, Channel 2 Action News reported.
An employee at the Hertz store on Windward Parkway called police Aug. 23 after someone went into the store to rent a car, Channel 2 reported. The employee recognized the man as Tachie Jackson, who was known to use fake identification to rent cars from other Hertz locations, police spokesman Sgt. Howard Miller told the news station.
“When our officer entered the business parking lot, the person was outside attempting to hide from our officer,” he said.
An officer eventually pulled over Jackson. Police found several ID cards and credit cards in Jackson’s car, Miller told Channel 2. He said investigators saw teeth marks on one of the fake identification cards.
“So, it looks like the suspect was trying to destroy this ID that he was using to rent the car by eating it,” Miller said.
Police also arrested Davon Murphy and Lavar Patterson in connection to the incident, Miller said. He said detectives believe the men are connected to a bigger fraud ring.
Murphy was booked into the Fulton County jail Sept. 5. He was charged with identity theft fraud, forgery in the second degree, theft by deception and criminal possession of financial transaction card forgery devices.
Patterson was charged with possession of marijuana and giving a false name, address or birthday to a law enforcement officer. He was booked into the Fulton jail Aug. 24 and then transferred two days later to the Gwinnett County jail.
Jackson was booked into the Fulton jail Aug. 23, then transferred to the Dougherty County jail three days later. His charges are not clear.
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