A golf cart theft ring has been discovered operating in metro Atlanta, targeting dealerships in multiple jurisdictions where golf carts have been made street legal.
The rising popularity of golf carts for street use has made them a hot commodity, with carts costing between $10,000 to $12,000.
The theft ring is believed to use stolen identities to apply for in-store financing in the names of real people, who later become victims of fraud.
Authorities have arrested a man named Quantavious Franklin, who is believed to have been working with the theft ring.
He has been charged with identity theft, forgery, and theft by deception.
The ring is still at large, with authorities in multiple counties investigating similar incidents.
The theft of golf carts is becoming a growing problem in Atlanta, and authorities are urging dealerships to take extra precautions to protect their inventory.