A driver for Amazon was arrested and fired after being accused of having stolen a dog and trying to sell it on Craiglist.
Mycah Keyona Wade, 22, from Crowley, Texas admitted that he had taken the two-year-old dachshund named RJ during the weekend of Independence Day, police said.
Around the same time an advertisement appeared on Craiglist for a dachshund for $ 70 in the area, which, according to the authorities, had been posted by Wade.
Wade surrendered to the authorities in Parker County on July 16. Allegedly she was with her boyfriend, Devanta Lynn Mooring, also in her early twenties, who then also supplied for Amazon.
Mooring was also fired, but has not been accused of a crime.
Mycah Keyona Wade, 22 (left), from Crowley, Texas has been arrested and fired from Amazon after being accused of stealing RJ, a two-year-old dachshund (right), on July 5 and trying to sell it on Craiglist for $ 70 during delivery for the online retailer
According to the authorities, Wade admitted that on July 5 he had stolen the dog from Amanda and Anthony Phillips from a garden in Brock.
RJ was reunited with his owners on July 9. & # 39; It's nice to have him back, he's my baby, & # 39; Phillips told the Cleburne Times Review at the time of the reunion. & # 39; We were all broken. & # 39;
Wade would have seen the dog, got out of a white van, and asked a construction worker nearby who he was from.
The construction worker reportedly pointed to the Phillips' house, but Wade and Mooring left with the dog.
When the Phillips noticed that RJ was gone, they asked the workers who were still outside what was happening, and they called it the white van.
Neighbors with a doorbell security camera that brought people back in a white van who did a delivery that checked their images and saw Wade, who helped identify Amazon, according to the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
RJ was reunited on July 9 with his owners, Amanda (centered with RJ) and Anthony Phillips
Authorities were able to contact her father, Ethan Stark from Parker County Sheriff & # 39; s Property Crimes Investigator told Weatherford Democrat.
& # 39; Her father immediately called her and spoke to her as you would hope and she denied everything. But after I got her address and went there, I called her and she told me she was going to Lake Worth to get the dog, so she confessed she had the dog, & Stark said. & # 39; Basically I met her in Lake Worth and she gave the dog back and I spoke to the friend and they both admitted they did something wrong. & # 39;
During the four days that RJ disappeared, the police said an advertisement had appeared in which a dachshund could be purchased online.
"There was no contact information, but we're pretty sure it was RJ that was for sale on Craigslist for $ 100," Stark told the Cleburne Times Review.
& # 39; The advertisement changed immediately after I contacted the suspect. & # 39;
Phillips told it New York Post on Monday: & # 39; Within a few hours after the ad went up, the price dropped to $ 70. And then they took over the post. & # 39;
Amazon has released the following statement about the incident:
& # 39; This does not reflect the high standards we have for delivery service partners. We are happy that the customer has been reunited with their pet and we have contacted them to make it right.
& # 39; We take these matters seriously and these people no longer deliver Amazon packages. & # 39;
Wade was arrested and booked in the Parker County Jail on a $ 2,000 bond on July 16. She paid her bond and was released the same day.
Wade has been accused of theft.
Amazon has released the following statement about the incident: & # 39; This does not reflect the high standards that we have for delivery service partners. We are happy that the customer has been reunited with their pet and we have contacted them to make it right. We take these matters seriously and these individuals no longer deliver Amazon packages. & # 39;
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