CHICAGO (AP) - Uber says a Chicago driver accused of sexual assault was not authorized to be picking up passengers for the ride-sharing company.

CHICAGO (AP) Uber says a Chicago driver accused of sexual assault was not authorized to be picking up passengers for the ride-sharing company.

The San Francisco-based company says Maxime Fohounhedo (foo-hoon-HAY'-doo) was driving on an account in his wife's name in violation of Uber's rules. Prosecutors say he used his own photo and phone number on the account.

Uber spokeswoman Jennifer Mullin could not immediately explain how that discrepancy was missed during background checks to verify and set up the account.

Fohounhedo is accused of attacking a passenger in November. He was arrested Sunday and is charged with sexual assault. On Tuesday a judge ordered him held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

No phone listing could be found for his wife.