Cops: Craigslist Mover Swipes Couple's Stuff

He allegedly made off with more than $30K of their belongings
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2015 2:44 PM CST
Cops: Craigslist Mover Swipes Couple's Stuff
A Missouri man posing as a mover allegedly loaded a couple's belongings into a U-Haul and made off with them.   (Shutterstock)

Craigslist can be a great place to rent an apartment, buy a used microwave, and hire some movers—provided you don't mind if those things are roach-infested, busted, and wildly untrustworthy, in that order. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a Missouri man has been charged with felony theft after allegedly stealing at least $30,000 worth of stuff while posing as a mover. Kiran Reddy and Deepthi Myana hired Robinson Moving LLC to drive their belongings from St. Louis County to North Carolina in July. The couple paid $1,100 in cash up front and agreed to pay $300 once their stuff arrived. The good news is they saved that $300.

Police say the movers never arrived in North Carolina, the Post-Dispatch reports. The movers allegedly called Reddy and Myana and said they had to change trucks. Then they reportedly called again, stating the new truck had broken down. That was the last the victims heard from the movers. Police used the telephone number from the Craigslist ad to track down Deandre Robinson, and Reddy picked him out of a photo lineup. According to KTVI, there were three movers, but Reddy says Robinson was "the man that seemed in charge." There is no business named Robinson Moving LLC registered in Missouri, and the Craigslist ad has been removed, the Post-Dispatch reports. (More weird crimes stories.)

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