Grandfather stuck with daily charges after granddaughter fails to return rental in The Villages

A grandfather was stuck with daily charges after his granddaughter failed to return a car rented at Hertz in The Villages.

The man had rented the blue 2017 Hyundai Elantra at the Hertz location at Spanish Springs Town Square and was scheduled to return it on March 8, according to an incident report from the Lady Lake Police Department. He added his granddaughter to the rental contract and she was using the car. She called to inform him she would need the car another week. He told her she would have to pay for it herself.

The grandfather was being charged $78 per day, the report said. His Wells Fargo account has been debited each day. The last time he spoke to the granddaughter was Sunday.