A Golden Gate man posing as an employee of local paving and marble companies rented equipment that he never returned three times, later pawning one item, Collier County sheriff's deputies said.
Luis Barahona, 33, of the 4900 block of 17th Avenue Southwest, faces charges of failing to redeliver leased property and defrauding a pawn broker.
Deputies said Barahona rented tools from All Star Equipment twice on three separate occasions — a 14-inch saw valued at $1,235 on May 9, a plate compactor valued at $2,060 on May 19 and another 14-inch saw valued at $1,100 on July 24. In May, Barahona told the rental company he was employed by Superior Interlocking Paving, and in July he said he was working for Coastland Marble & Tile, an arrest report said. Officials from both companies told deputies Barahona wasn't employed by them.
Deputies found one saw had been pawned in July for $200. The other saw was returned to the rental store by two women, whose relation to Barahona isn't listed, the report said.
Barahona was arrested by deputies Monday at his probation officer's office. The location of the stolen plate compactor isn't listed, the report said.