FORT MYERS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the leading protector of children victimized by identity fraud, announced today the federal lawsuit against Enterprise Holdings, Inc. and National Car Rental for fraud and theft by company president and founder David Howe. The case was filed on April 3, 2018, in the United States District Court for the Florida Middle District, Fort Myers, FL (Case 2:18CV218).
According to Howe, the civil action follows a predatory encounter at the National Car Rental agency located on the property of the Southwest Florida Fort Myers International Airport. The encounter involved a financial extortion attempt for vehicle damage that was subsequently caused after Howe left the airport.
Weeks later -- on the very same day the Lee County Port Authority police launched its criminal investigation -- the money demand abruptly ended and National Car Rental Management retreated to their usual mantra of ‘human error’ to explain their outrageous behavior and negligence.
“This day has been a long time in waiting,” said David Howe, National Car Rental crime victim and survivor. “But I know that there’s no certainty and there’s no guarantee as it relates to the outcome of this case. However, regardless of the final disposition, reflecting on the opportunity to present the undeniable and comprehensive evidence to a jury of my peers has remained a source of empowerment and motivation.
“And make no mistake,” Howe continued. “I’ve been dotting my ‘I’s’ and crossing my ‘T’s’ with every detail of this fraud over the past year-and-a-half and must again publicly acknowledge and thank Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, including Director Victoria Butler and the Senior Investigators at the FL AG’s office, as well as Senator Marco Rubio and his legislative staff, for allowing me to present the systematic evidence of the crime -- along with a number of detailed suggestions to protect our citizens. These meetings, to be sure, were also therapeutic and extremely important on the recovery road that I’ve been navigating for the past many months.
“Yes, the pursuit of justice has proved a critical component on the long road to healing,” Howe added. “The level of stress, anger, and frustration -- along with an exorbitant amount of travel, time, and money pursuing justice has indeed been exhaustive. But through this federal civil filing today, I can finally look forward to the conclusion of this malicious behavior exacted by Enterprise’s National Car Rental on October 29, 2016.
“As was stated in the complaint to the federal court today, in addition to the desire of being made whole through the United States civil justice system, the goal of the litigation is to help other victims of the rental-rip off encounter,” Howe concluded. “Of course it’s also my sincere goal to use this injustice as a motivator for lawmakers to implement uniform and predictable standards that will better protect innocent victims from future fraud, civil conspiracy, felonious intent, breach of contract and the breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.”
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