LCSO: Texas woman faces charges for using fake ID to rent car in Cape Coral

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
Amanda Dawn Zaun (Credit: LCSO booking photo)

A woman from Austin, Texas, is facing several charges after deputies say she used another woman’s identity to rent a car, one of many crimes authorities allege the woman committed.

Amanda Dawn Zaun, 35, rented a 2020 BMW 330i from a Hertz location in Cape Coral in May, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. They said that Zaun used the name “Jessica Umble” to rent the car, and when she failed to return it, Hertz called her several times. When Umble was reached, she told investigators her identification had been stolen, and the woman who stole it was in jail.

A detective with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Umble’s ID had been stolen and Zaun was in the Lee County Jail. Umble’s ID and credit cards were found in the rental car, according to the arrest report.

Zaun was jailed in May after Lee County deputies say she went on a three-state crime spree that included crimes in Florida, Texas and Arizona. Authorities said Zaun broke into several vehicles to steal purses, wallets, ID cards and money.

In Lee County alone, Zaun is facing charges of burglary, criminal use of personal identification, petit theft, fraud – illegal use of credit cards, grand theft, giving a false name when arrested, uttering a forged instrument, criminal mischief and vehicle theft.

She remains in the Lee County Jail without bond.

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