N.Y. Cops Trick Identity Thief Into Returning for Rental Car Bust

Carl Black mugshot

Carl Black mugshot

New York cops fooled an identity thief in returning to a rental car place to claim his bag of fake IDs!

Port Authority police arrested 33-year-old Carl Black Thursday (Oct. 8, 2015) once he returned to Enterprise rental to claim the bag of forged driver’s licenses and credit cards that he left in one of their cars.

The suspect had rented a 2014 Dodge Charger at JFK Airport on Sept. 15, 2015 for what was supposed to be one day, but never returned the ride. Police found the Dodge near the man’s home on Oct. 2, 2015 and towed it back to Enterprise.

The cleaning crew found a bag with a dozen blank Discover cards, another dozen credit cards with unique names and eight driver’s licenses. The two licenses had Black’s photo but with different names and states, police said.

The rental company began getting calls from Black almost as soon as the vehicle was back in their shop. The suspect demanded the bag back. Enterprise workers alerted police and officers told the company to tell Black to meet them at JFK. That’s where Port Authority detectives arrested him.

Black was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, identity theft, criminal impersonation, and grand larceny.


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