Police: Two vehicles not returned after renting
Two people in Altoona face charges after police say they failed to return rental cars.
Anna M. Boyle, 28, of 2026 Fifth Ave., was arraigned Wednesday morning on felony charges of theft and receiving stolen property stemming from a gray 2018 Hyundai Accent that Enterprise Rent-A-Car contends was never returned after Boyle rented it in for about two weeks.
According to the charges, Boyle rented the car July 29 in Altoona and she was supposed to return it Aug. 14.
Boyle’s insurance company stopped paying for the car on
Aug. 14 and an employee of Enterprise tried to get in contact with Boyle several times but was unable to reach her, police noted.
On Sept. 10, the company received information the car was parked on a street in Coalport and the license plate had been removed.
When police in Coalport were called by Enterprise, they could not find the car and there was no record of it having been towed.
Boyle allegedly spoke to an employee at Enterprise on Sept. 13 and refused to give any information about the car’s current location, police said.
Charges also were filed against 34-year-old Altoona resident Brandon C. Deibler, who police contend rented an orange 2019 Jeep Wrangler on July 2.
According to those charges, the Jeep was supposed to be returned July 31, but it was not taken back to the rental car company.
Deibler’s insurance company paid up until July 31 and the company then charged Deibler’s credit card $774.25 for 19 days of rental but no payments have been made since.
Police noted that an employee showed up at Deibler’s home at 120 N. 17th Ave. at the end of August and he allegedly said he would return it the next day, although it was noted the Jeep was not there. When Deibler didn’t return it as promised, another address was checked, but the Jeep couldn’t be found, the Enterprise employee told police.
Deibler was arraigned Wednesday morning on felony theft and receiving stolen property charges.
Both Boyle and Deibler were released on separate $7,500 unsecured bonds and are scheduled to appear at Central Court on Wednesday for preliminary hearings.