Amazon drivers charged with theft; corporate issues statement

Mycah Wade

Amazon corporate responded with a statement after an incident where two delivery drivers stole a local family’s dog and were charged with theft earlier this month.

“This does not reflect the high standards we have for delivery service partners. We’re glad the customer has been reunited with their pet, and we have been in touch with them to make it right,” according to a statement from Amazon. “We take these matters seriously and these individuals are no longer delivering Amazon packages.”

Warrants were issued for Mycah Keyona Wade, 22, of Crowley, and Devanta Lynn Mooring, 23, for theft after the incident that occurred on July 5. Wade was arrested and booked in the Parker County Jail on a $2,000 bond on July 16 and bonded out that same day. Mooring has not been arrested at this time, according to Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler.

On the day of the incident, Wade and Mooring spotted a young dachshund named RJ in a yard when delivering packages in southwest Parker County. The two took RJ from the Phillips family.

Wade was located and confessed to her and Mooring stealing the dog. Parker County Sheriff’s Property Crimes Investigator Ethan Stark said an ad for RJ was located on Craigslist.

“There was no contact information, but we’re pretty sure it was RJ that was for sale on Craigslist for $100,” Stark said. “The ad immediately changed once I contacted the suspect.”

Amanda Phillips was reunited with RJ on July 9 at the sheriff’s office.

“It’s nice to have him back, he’s my baby,” Phillips said at the time of the reunion. “We were all devastated.”

Fowler said sometimes outcomes don’t have a happy ending.

“Sometimes we don’t receive good news, but this is one of those rare instances that worked out just fine and the dog is home,” Fowler said.

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