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Theft Charge Withdrawn Against Beanie Sigel

Philadelphia prosecutors withdrew charges today (Oct. 18) against Beanie Sigel after the rapper resolved a dispute over a rental car he had kept long past its return date.

Philadelphia prosecutors withdrew charges today (Oct. 18) against Beanie Sigel after the rapper resolved a dispute over a rental car he had kept long past its return date.

Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, rented a 2007 Nissan Altima from Payless Car Rental in July, but didn't return it by the Aug. 13 due date or contact the rental company, police said. Payless, which continued to charge his credit card, reported the car stolen on Sept. 6.

Someone returned the car to Payless on Oct. 5, just as detectives went to Sigel's home in the suburb of Lansdale to arrest him, police said. The vehicle had accumulated $5,000 in late fees.

All outstanding fees were paid, said Sigel's attorney, Fortunato N. Perri Jr.

At a preliminary hearing today, prosecutors withdrew charges including theft and receiving stolen property. "This essentially was a misunderstanding between the two parties," Perri said.


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