A Greenwood man is facing multiple charges after police found him in possession of a vehicle reported stolen in Tennessee during an investigation concerning a stolen credit card.
According to a report from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, police responded to Zion Auto Sales on Laurens Highway in regard to a stolen credit card. A payment of $200 was made to CPW using the credit card and occurred while the victim was purchasing a vehicle. A land-line telephone showed that a call was placed to CPW at about the same time as the victim was at a car lot purchasing the vehicle.
According to the report, police contacted CPW and confirmed that the victim’s credit card was used to make a payment. Police questioned Yusef Rahim Ali, 46, of 111 Singleton St. in Greenwood, about the incident, but Ali denied having any involvement in the stolen credit card.
According to the report, Ali initially told police that he had been dropped off at the business, but police later discovered that he drove a rental car to the location. When police ran the tag, it showed up in NCIC as being stolen out of Chattanooga, Tenn. Ali told police that his girlfriend rented the vehicle for him and that she was supposed to add more days to the rental contract when it was supposed to be returned.
According to the report, police found evidence that linked Ali to the CPW account in question as well as a plastic bag containing 3.65 grams of a substance believed to be marijuana. When being questioned about what police discovered in the vehicle, Ali admitted the marijuana was his and that he had used the credit card to pay the CPW bill.
Ali has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and simple possession of marijuana.