Former UFC bantamweight contender Bryan Caraway has found himself in trouble with the law, and it involves his girlfriend Miesha Tate.
The 36-year old former UFC fighter has been charged with forgery, fraud and theft of an ATV from former UFC women's bantamweight champion Tate.
“According to the investigation, Caraway reported the theft of a 2015 Polaris RZR all-terrain vehicle from his property in Richland in December 2018,” the insurance commission wrote in a statement. “He bought a policy for it from GEICO on Dec. 21 and filed the claim on Dec. 24. He told GEICO that he bought the vehicle and contents, including helmets, a battery charger and spare tire, for $18,500 and provided a title showing his ex-girlfriend gifted it to him in January 2018. The investigation showed evidence that Caraway forged the title and that the vehicle was not in fact stolen but was owned by and in possession of the ex-girlfriend. Caraway withdrew the claim and GEICO referred the case to Kreidler’s CIU (criminal investigation unit) as required by state law.”
Caraway is reportedly also under investigation for grand larceny in Nevada for allegedly stealing an ATV from Tate's residence in Las Vegas.
(h/t to MMA Fighting for the quotes)
According to court documentation, Caraway was charged in June 2019 for grand larceny and possession of a stolen vehicle but the charges were dropped in November 2020.
The Washington-based case went into an investigation after Caraway called Richland police on December 24 to report the ATV was stolen and he filed a claim with his insurance company on a policy that had just been purchased just days earlier.
He later told investigators that after his relationship with the aforementioned Tate ended in 2017 and the vehicle has been in his name since January 2018.