Texas woman arrested for trying to sell car she rented — for cut-rate price

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A Texas woman was arrested over the weekend for allegedly trying to sell a car she rented, for $10,000.

The Humble Police Department posted the incident on Facebook on Sunday, saying an officer was flagged down by a citizen who said he was trying to purchase a car he found online, but believed it to be stolen.

A woman was arrested in Humble, Texas for allegedly trying to sell a car she rented, for $10k

A woman was arrested in Humble, Texas for allegedly trying to sell a car she rented, for $10k (Humble Police Department)

The car was a 2022 Toyota Camry, and the seller, who police did not identify by name, was attempting to sell the nearly brand-new car for about half of its value.

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Police said the seller agreed to meet with the buyer at a later time to complete the transaction and take a picture of their Texas driver’s license and title of the vehicle.

The buyer told police he thought the license looked off, and police said he was right.

A Texas woman attempted to sell a car she rented, offering to allow the buyer to take a picture of her ID, which the Humble Police Department said was a fake.

A Texas woman attempted to sell a car she rented, offering to allow the buyer to take a picture of her ID, which the Humble Police Department said was a fake. (Humble Police Department)

“Upon running the information from the license, it was found that nothing matched up,” police said.

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Officers used the VIN from the fake vehicle title and contacted the owner of the Camry, who said it was a rental and was not for sale.

Collaborating with police, the buyer agreed to meet with the citizen after settling on a price of $10,000.

When the two met, police arrested and charged the woman with third-degree auto theft and second-degree tampering, both felonies.

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The Humble Police Department did not immediately respond to questions about the incident.

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