Over 165 former Hertz customers from California, Delaware, Illinois, and Florida have filed legal complaints against the car rental company.
The lawsuits allege that the customers rented cars only to be stopped and arrested over accusations that the vehicle was reported stolen.
The customers provided rental agreements and bank statements to prove that they were innocent.
Hertz’s extremely unreliable accounting system and penchant for filing false stolen car reports are to blame. Hertz, however, is denying any wrongdoing.
Car rental company Hertz faces a lawsuit from over 100 customers who claim that police arrested them after the company falsely reported the rented vehicles as stolen. https://t.co/6pLyAZ3NZD— KTVU (@KTVU) November 6, 2021
In a statement to news agencies, a spokesman said that most of the cases involved customers who were weeks or even months behind on their rental payments and had stopped communicating with the company well beyond the scheduled due date.