Hayward Cabbie Arrested for Credit Card Fraud

San Mateo County Sheriff's office found he was making illegal purchases at SFO

Sunday, Sep 30, 2012  |  Updated 5:25 PM PDT
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Hayward Cabbie Arrested for Credit Card Fraud

A cabdriver from Hayward has been arrested at San Francisco International Airport for allegedly making numerous purchases at airport stores with altered credit cards.

Vipan Kumar Sharma, 38, was arrested Friday morning after he made a fraudulent purchase at a concession in SFO's International Terminal, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's airport investigation unit.

Airport bureau officers had used video surveillance to identify Sharma as a suspect in other fraudulent transactions.

At the time of his arrest, Sharma was in possession of altered credit cards, drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.

He was booked into San Mateo County jail for fice counts of commercial burglary, committing a felony while on bail, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and fraudulent use of access cards.

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