A San Francisco man was convicted in San Mateo County Superior Court on Friday of trying to rent a car at San Francisco International Airport using a fraudulent credit card, prosecutors said today.
On May 31, Patrick Wayne Davis, 44, tried to rent an SUV for two weeks using a forged credit card at a Hertz rental car office located at SFO. The total value of the rental was $1,316, according to the district attorney’s office.
A manager at Hertz called police after noticing that Davis had reserved the vehicle online using a false date of birth, prosecutors said.
Davis said after being apprehended that he’d been “bamboozled,” prosecutors said. The Capitol One credit card Davis used had his name on it, but the card information was linked to his account at Chase Bank, according to the district attorney’s office.
The defendant told officers that he’d met a “dude” with a clipboard and a credit application on Market Street in San Francisco a week earlier and that’s how he came to be in possession of the forged credit card, prosecutors said.
Davis was convicted of commercial burglary, credit card forgery, and possession of credit card account information. All three charges are felonies, according to prosecutors.
He’ll appear in court again for sentencing on . June 5. Davis’ defense attorney John May could not immediately be reached for comment this morning.
Dave Brooksher, Bay City News