Fmr. Anderson Co. deputy charged in vehicle scheme

ANDERSON, SC (WSPA) – Former Anderson Co. Sheriff’s Office deputy Jake Michael Pelfrey, 30, has been charged with Public official misconduct in office, according to the S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

He is also charged with Perjury and Altering, forging or counterfeiting a certificate of title.

The SC DMV requested an investigation by SLED.

Larry La’Dain Myers, 34 of Columbia was also charged with the following:

· False report of stolen vehicle
· Obtaining property under false pretenses, value more than $2,000 but less than $10,000
· Willful sale of real or personal property in which a lien exists.

The warrant says Myers sold a truck to Pelfrey in August.

They say Myers tried to cheat Pelfrey by presenting an invalid title for the truck.

The warrant says Myers went to the DMV to make a false report of a stolen vehicle.

Myers also didn’t give notice of a $1,000 lien on the truck from Smart Choice Title Loans, according to the warrant.

SLED says Pelfrey used his position as a deputy to access sensitive SC DMV information about the truck on multiple occasions.

They say he also used a username and password other than his own to misdirect from his true login information.

He also used it to find an address and presented himself as a police officer in the Columbia area where he had no jurisdiction and committed an unlawful act, according to the warrant.

SLED says he made a false statement in the title application for the truck.

The warrant says he falsely reported the price of the truck as $700 when he paid $2,500.

Crime

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