Police were warned by car sharing service Car2Go "that some of their vehicles may have been hired with fraudulent or fraudulent means" on Wednesday.
Numerous vehicles have been restored on the west side of Chicago and more than a "dozen people of interest" are being questioned. Police spokeswoman Christine Calace said 21 people were accused of misdemeanor criminal vehicle offenses. You were also charged with crime with financial identity theft.
"Currently, 100 vehicles are unpredicted and it is assumed that 50 cars, all Mercedes Benz, remain in the Chicago land area," Officer Jose Jara, another department spokesman, told CNN.
"We're currently working with law enforcement to neutralize a fraud problem in Chicago," Car2Go released in a statement. "Out of a wealth of caution and security for our members, we are temporarily pausing our Chicago service."
Car2Go assured their customers that this was not a hacking and "no personal or confidential membership information has been compromised."