3 arrested in stolen car sales scheme

Brown (left) and Fields (right) (Source: CCSO)
Brown (left) and Fields (right) (Source: CCSO)

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Deputies in Charleston County have arrested three people and are trying to track down several cars they allegedly stole from a car dealership then sold.

Kareem Brown went through bond court Friday and is charged with grand larceny of a motor vehicle and 3rd degree burglary.

Deputies are still looking for anyone who may have purchased cars from Kareem Brown and Hason Tatorian "Tory" Fields.

In early October, the Charleston County Sheriff's Office received a complaint from the McElveen Hyundai dealership at 1940 Savannah Hwy. that several cars there had been stolen from inventory.

Sheriff's investigators found that the cars were stolen by Brown, who worked at the dealership and later sold through a middle man, Fields, to unsuspecting parties. The sales were in and around the Charleston area.

To date, there are approximately three cars that have been positively identified, with one of the cars recovered by the sheriff's office. Officials say as many as nine cars may have been stolen.

Fields was arrested and charged with a similar crime in 2008 and was subsequently convicted. He was arrested in this investigation last week and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

Shemikea Stokes was also charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle in this investigation.

Investigators would like any suspecting buyers to call the sheriff's office if they purchased car. If they have been in contact with these individuals their urged to call the sheriff's office at 843-202-1700 or CrimeStoppers at 554-1111.

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