WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - One Wilmington woman is being charged with possession of stolen goods after purchasing a scooter.
According to the Wilmington Police Department, the scooter Kahpree Thomas bought on March 14 had been stolen March 11. A receipt supplied to WECT shows the vehicle was sold on March 11.
Thomas was riding her scooter on March 22, 2014 when she was pulled over by the Wilmington Police Department for a helmet violation. After police ran her VIN, they discovered the scooter had been stolen.
Thomas was charged with possession of stolen goods, which is a misdemeanor. Her court date is scheduled for July, where she is hoping to get the charges dropped.
"At the end of the day no one wants a criminal record," said Kahpree Thomas, "I am trying to finish school and take care of my brothers and my mom. No one can do that with a criminal record."
Mad Mike's bought the scooter on March 11 and required the seller to sign a paper indicating they were the only owner of the bike.
They said they call and check the VIN of every the scooter they buy and this scooter came back clean. However, if the scooter was stolen, it would take seven days to process this in the National Crime Information Center system which could explain the discrepancy.
Mad Mike's declined a formal interview at the time of our request.