An Alpharetta couple was arrested when Alpharetta police found the car they were in was reported stolen.
An officer was following behind the car on Jan. 10 at 10:37 p.m. on Windward Parkway. A traffic stop was made at Deerfield Road and Webb Road. The driver was found to be unlicensed, while a check of the passenger's driver's license showed she was wanted by the Hillsborough County, FL, Sheriff's Office.
The passenger said the car was rented from Alamo Rent A Car through her Capital One card. A dispute was made on $1,600 in charges, but she said Capital One had resolved the problem so they car wasn't stolen.
Cynthia Eula Rodriguez was arrested and charged with theft by conversion. She was released from Fulton County Jail on Jan. 13 on $5,000 bond. Miguel Angel Rodirguez was arrested for driving while unlicensed and issued a citation.
A Marietta man who already was in jail had another felony charge added.
Alpharetta police located Richard Oneil Dye of Marietta in the Fulton County Jail Annex in Alpharetta on Jan. 11, and charged him with stealing a car.
A month earlier, the victim of the car theft said Dye, an old acquaintance, stopped by his apartment to "hang out." While the victim took a nap to be rested for work, his roommate took the suspect to the store for cigarettes. After they returned, the suspect was left in the living room while the roommate showered. When the victim woke up, he noticed the suspect had left. A check of the parking lot showed his car was gone, too. The 2006 Mazda 3 was returned on Dec. 20, 2012.
Dye was charged with car theft. He was being held on a Gwinnett County warrant as well, and remains in Fulton County Jail.
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