MEMPHIS, Tennessee (WREG) – A woman was arrested Monday after being charged with stealing more than $ 9,000 in goods from an unlocked Tesla at a Starbucks on New Years Eve.
The owner of the 2014 Tesla Model S admitted to police that he left his car unlocked when he entered Starbucks. Upon his return, he discovered that items had been stolen from the vehicle.
Police said the stolen items included $ 1,000 in cash, a $ 5,000 Goyard backpack, a $ 2,000 Louis Vuitton backpack, a $ 300 Apple iPad, an Apple iPhone X $ 400 and a $ 600 handgun, among others.
The owner told police on New Years Day that the suspect, identified as Torian Carwell, 19, used his iPhone to access his PayPal account and transfer $ 760 to an account in Carwell’s name. The car owner also told MPD that the suspect ordered an Uber food delivery to an apartment complex.
MPs and officers found Carwell in the apartments. When asked about the theft of the man’s property and identity, Carwell told investigators she did not recall using the victim’s PayPal.
She was charged with property theft and 10 counts of identity theft.