MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A woman accused of passing off a bad check to buy a car got picked up by Memphis Police when she came back over a brake job.
Police records state that the suspect, 28-year-old Alexis Grey, purchased a Chevy Avalanche at Matthews Auto Sales on December 29, 2011, and paid for the vehicle by signing over a check from Allstate for $14,444.93. The sale price for the vehicle was just over $7,600.00, and Grey told the salesperson she would return later to get the remaining balance from her check.
The business made a copy of her Tennessee driver's license, gave Grey the keys, and let her drive away with the vehicle. They also kept the title to the car until Grey returned.
Upon depositing the check the next morning, the bank said the check was a counterfeit with an invalid account number. The business then filed a report with Memphis Police.
On Dec. 30th, Grey returned to Matthews Auto Sales to get back $300 for brake repairs. Officers were called to the scene and Grey was taken into custody.
Alexis Grey is charged with Forgery over $10,000 and Theft of Property over $10,000. She has since been released from the Shelby County Jail on $4,000 bond.