Man Arrested After Selling Stolen Cars On Craigslist

(Memphis) Craigslist sells just about anything, including cars, but police say the vehicles Gajrell May listed a few weeks ago were no bargain.

Two buyers were taken for thousands of dollars.

Kayla Moore of Pontotoc, Miss., answered the ad for a 2013 Toyota Camry.

She says she met May at a Frayser home and paid him $11,000.

She got the Camry, but when she went to register the car, she got a shock.

The car was actually a rental car owned by Hertz that was overdue for return.

Her money was gone, and she didn’t have a car.

“You putting yourself at stake trying to deal with somebody on Craigslist anyway. You never know what you are getting, fooling with Craigslist,” says Anthony Folson of Raleigh.

It’s advice not everyone heeds.

Mustafa Alami says he answered May’s ad for an Infinity G37 and says he took $13,000 to the Walmart Parking Lot on Austin Peay.

He says he gave May the money and got the car, plus the title for the 2009 Infinity along with a bill of sale, but police say the documents were  fake.

When Alami went to register the car, he found out it was a stolen vehicle.

Both Kayla Moore and Mustafa Alami went to police.

They were able to identify May in a line up and he was arrested.

Consumers are warned to take precaution when car shopping online.

Ask specific questions about the vehicle and expect specific answers. Personally inspect the vehicle and all documents associated with it. Also ask the seller for the VIN # so you can do an online check before buying.

“As far as a car, I wouldn’t buy a car off Craigslist. You don’t know what you are getting, pretty much taking a person at their word,” says Charrence Sullivan of Raleigh.

Sometimes their word might not be worth it.

WREG contacted Craigslist about this case, but the company has not responded.

Gajrell May will be in court for theft and forgery later this month.

13 comments

    • Gabriela

      That is a unique name! Just like Hershey, Martini which are actually guys name…. And Taquilla too, but for a girl… The best Of all these names have a meaning…

    • Jason

      When you buy a car off craigslist, you don’t know what you be gittin.

      Im wit you know what im sayen uh huh That man be doing peoples wrong fo sure. I aint studying no craigslist. They aint strait. Acting a fool and up to no good.

  • Phil

    “Mustafa Alami says he answered May’s ad for an Infinity G37 and says he took $13,000 to the Walmart Parking Lot on Austin Peay.” Yep. I know I would take $13,000 to a parking lot and swap it for a car! Amazing what a strong case of GREED will do. Unless this Infinity was a 2006 or older,….13 grand was a bargain price. Unfortunately, most people either are too cheap or too naive, to purchase a car fax report BEFORE buying a used car. Title check services, that would have flagged these cars as stolen, can be had for as little as 7 bux!

  • a concerned citizen

    Joe you leave this racist comnent here but you candy and. Popsicles on the orher story about your fellow white mutant from a rhesus monkey killing that poor kid in Mississippi freaking hypocrite sugar coat a murder but joking over here

    • Don

      Why do you tag Joe as being racist, was it because he mentioned Obama? You need to get that chip off of your shoulder.

      I don’t have a dog in this hunt, I just hate to see someone jump to conclusions.

      • PEST CONTROL

        He scolded joe because joe is a racist coward who makes his pathetic, hateful comments here every chance he gets. But I know joe. I realize joe its tough when a black guy takes your wife. I would be mad at blacks too.

    • Jason

      If you live in the cesspool of Memphis, you should be concerned.

      for your own safety, day and night. Memphis aint straight.

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