SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT -- A cabdriver from Hayward has been arrested at San Francisco International Airport for allegedly making numerous purchases at airport stores with altered credit cards.

Vipan Kumar Sharma, 38, was arrested Friday morning after he made a fraudulent purchase at a concession in SFO's International Terminal, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's airport investigation unit.

Airport bureau officers had used video surveillance to identify Sharma as a suspect in other fraudulent transactions.

At the time of his arrest, Sharma was in possession of altered credit cards, drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.

He was booked into San Mateo County jail on suspicion of five counts of commercial burglary, committing a felony while on bail, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and fraudulent use of access cards.



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