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Police: Man Rents Lavish Car, Home on Stolen Credit Cards

A 19-year-old from Rohnert Park, Calif., has been arrested for using stolen credit cards to rent a $240,000 McLaren sports car and a $12 million home, according to reports on Berkeleyside and ABC News.

This comes after Mohannad Halaweh allegedly tried to buy 14 iPhones and two laptop computers with fake credit cards from the Apple store in Berkeley, Calif. earlier this year, Berkeleyside reported. Halaweh tried to use a fake credit card and fake New York drivers license to buy the iPhones and laptops, according to the report. The grand total for those electronics? More than $10,000.

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This month, according to news reports, Halaweh was caught driving a $240,000 McLaren on June 4. He paid $13,000 to rent the car on the Internet, and it was reported stolen after the credit cards came back as fraudulent, according to reports. He's also accused of using stolen credit cards to rent a home in Glen Ellen, about a half-hour drive south of Santa Rosa, for $27,000 on June 2.

After the attempted Apple heist, Halaweh was released from Alameda County jail on $85,000 bail and faced three felonies: forgery, possession of a forged drivers license and second-degree commercial burglary, according to Berkeleyside.

This time, Halaweh remains in Sonoma County jail and is charged with credit card fraud, receiving stolen property, identity theft and vehicle theft, according to ABC News. He also faces an enhancement charge of being in possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Halaweh faces a $1 million bond, according to news reports. He was scheduled to appear in court in Sonoma County on Friday to ask for a bail reduction and enter a plea.

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