The holiday season has always been the busiest time of the year for delivery companies. With the recent boom of online shopping and ecommerce, the industry's holiday business has grown exponentially, and the need for workers has grown just the same. Some workers are permanent employees, and others are seasonal. For one Texas delivery driver, his employment came to a sudden end recently after he was accused of theft. Now he finds himself focusing on his criminal defense instead of enjoying the holiday festivities.
On Dec. 12, a UPS security manager flagged down deputies to report a theft. The manager claims he saw a delivery driver take packages that were to be delivered on his route and hide them in the back seat of his personal car. He also claims that he overheard a phone call placed by the driver, during which he revealed plans to return at a later time and steal more packages. The manager said he confronted the driver, who supposedly admitted to the theft before fleeing the scene.
A warrant was issued for his arrest for theft, and police took him into custody at his residence a few days later. It was discovered that the 19-year-old also had an outstanding warrant for aggravated robbery. He was booked at the county jail, and his bail was set at $20,500.
The delivery driver will need to enlist the help of a criminal defense attorney to represent him. An experienced legal representative will review and respond to any evidence presented by the prosecution. An attorney will utilize his or her knowledge of the Texas judicial system to mount a solid defense for the accused and work toward achieving the best outcome possible.