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Woman arrested after taking cab from New York to Boston and refusing to pay her $1,000 fare

By Mason White 6:20 AM February 10, 2014
Denise Rebelato 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A woman arrived to New York’s JFK International Airport from Brazil, and asked a cab driver to take her to Massachusetts.

The driver told her the price for the 4 hour drive and the woman agreed.

When they arrived to her home, Denise Rebelato, 31, of Framingham, told the driver that she did not have the $980 that she owed him.

The driver, who had just spent 4 hours driving one way and needed to drive 4 more hours to get back home, told the woman to withdraw money from an ATM.

The woman explained that she had no money in her account. She then handed him 2 credit cards, but both were declined.

The woman then claimed that her parents were at a hospital and were unable to help.

The driver then drove the woman to a police station where she was arrested for theft.

A judge scolded the woman for taking a cab rather than a bus, which would have been much cheaper.

Rebelato was given one month to either pay the $980 or face jail time.