UFC veteran Bryan Caraway is facing multiple charges after allegedly stealing an ATV from ex-girlfriend Miesha Tate and filing fraudulent insurance claims on the vehicle.
According to a report from the Tri-Cities Herald, Caraway is expected to enter a plea on March 11 forgery, making a false statement on a vehicle application certificate of title, false claims of proof in excess of $1,500 and first-degree attempted theft.
Caraway allegedly forged the title for a 2015 Polaris RZR and reported the vehicle stolen from his home in December 2018. Per court documents, Caraway bought the insurance policy just days before filing the claim. In the claim, Caraway valued the vehicle and its contents at $18,500.
After missing a Feb. 4 court hearing, Caraway appeared on the Washington state Officer of the Insurance Commissioner’s “Most Wanted” list. Caraway was removed from the list when he contacted the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office to schedule a new arraignment date on his charges. According to the report, Caraway is also under investigation for grand larceny in Nevada for allegedly stealing the ATV on two occasions from Tate’s property.
Caraway’s brother, Thomas J. Caraway, was charged on the same day in a different case where he claimed a vehicle – which he previously owned but had actually been repossessed -- was stolen and then received insurance payments to cover a rental car and stolen property. He was charged with first-degree theft, forgery, making a false statement on a vehicle application certificate of title and false claims of proof in excess of $1,500.
Bryan Caraway went 6-4 during a 10-bout stint in the UFC from 2011 to 2018, earning victories over the likes of Aljamain Sterling, Eddie Wineland, Erik Perez and Johnny Bedford. He last competed at Battlefield Fighting Championship 2 in July 2019, defeating Raja Shippen via unanimous decision.
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