Published August 23, 2016
Authorities say they've arrested a driver who refused to deliver $121,000 worth of Amazon items because he said he was never paid.
An arrest report from the Lee County Sheriff's Office says 36-year-old Julio Hernandez was arrested Friday on theft and extortion charges.
The sheriff's office last month began investigating the theft of thousands of Amazon orders that were supposed to be driven from a distribution center in Ruskin, Florida, to Fort Worth, Texas.
Investigators say Hernandez is a driver for a subcontracted transportation company. They say he refused to make the delivery after claiming he never received $1,800 he was owed. Deputies searching his home say they found Amazon containers stacked from floor to ceiling in his garage. Hernandez was released from jail Saturday on $40,000 bail. Jail records don't list an attorney.