Conway police charged a man with theft by receiving when an officer ran a license plate and it came up with a different vehicle than the one it was on.
The officer on patrol at the Walmart parking lot March 18 noticed a black Pontiac Fiero, according to the police report. When the officer ran the license plate, it returned to a Ford Explorer and had been reported stolen.
The officer made contact with the occupants of the vehicle and explained that the license plate had been reported stolen.
The man in the car said he had taken the license plate off his nephew's vehicle because he had not been able to register his vehicle.
The man was charged with theft by receiving and was held pending a $665 bond. The passenger in the car was released from the scene.