By Sam Catanzaro
A Santa Monica resident has been arrested and charged with Grand Theft for fraudulently obtaining $45,000 worth of Apple laptops utilizing a company’s credit card.
On Thursday, March 14 Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) officers served a search and arrest warrant for Anthanasius Antonio Wahbah (DOB 09/17/89), a suspect in an investigation behind stolen credit card information. According to SMPD Lieutenant Saul Rodriguez, Wahbah worked for Santa Monica based TrueCar, Inc., an automotive pricing and information website for new and used car buyers and dealers.
“Upon serving the warrants, the suspect was quickly taken into custody without incident. Computers, cash and a cellphone were recovered along with valuable information that will be evidentiary to the case,” the SMPD said in a press release.
Wahbah is charged with 487(a)PC – Grand Theft