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Thursday, 05 June 2014 11:51

Woman Charged with Felony after Failing to Return Rental Car

Jennifer Irene Brown Jennifer Irene Brown courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

33-year-old Jennifer Irene Brown of Airport Road in Maiden was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:20 Tuesday afternoon on one felony count of fraudulent rental of a motor vehicle.

Management at Enterprise Rent-A-Car on Highway 321 N.W. in Hickory told Police that Brown rented a Chrysler 200 that should have been returned on April 17. Brown extended the rental to May 22, but stopped making payments on May 15. The rental company was unable to locate Brown or the vehicle.

On Tuesday, Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers spotted the vehicle at a Citgo station just off of Highway 16 in Maiden. The Magistrate issued a warrant for Brown’s arrest and she was taken into custody and handed over to Hickory Police at the intersection of Fairgrove Church Road and Highway 70 S.E.

Brown was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. She has since been released and was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court yesterday (June 4) in Newton.

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