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Mass. Ride Sharing Driver Charge With Larceny, Assault of Woman

Prosecutors said Wilson Brea took woman's purse after using her bathroom

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    A Massachusetts ride sharing driver was arraigned in court on Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a disabled customer and stealing her purse. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016)

    A Massachusetts ride sharing driver was arraigned Tuesday in Malden District Court on charges of assaulting a disabled woman.

    Prosecutors said Wilson Brea, 21, of Revere, showed up at a passenger's Prentiss Street home in Malden on Monday evening and first asked to use the bathroom.

    "After this, he came back into the room he said, 'I’m sorry, I’m going to have to take this,' he grabbed her purse and medications,” said the prosecutor at Brea's arraignment.

    When the 45-year-old victim attempted to stop Brea from taking her purse, he allegedly pushed her before getting into his car.

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    A Massachusetts Uber driver was arraigned Monday on charges of assaulting a disabled woman and stealing from her. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016)

    Prosecutors said there was $200-300 in the woman's handbag, a $252 money order, 3 credit cards and a wallet.

    The victim told investigators she has used Brea before and called him directly. He usually works for Idrive in Saugus, which provides drivers for Uber.

    Officials at Idrive said Brea was not online for the company Monday night, and an Uber spokesperson told necn they had nobody with that name on the platform either, so it appears he may have been working on his own.

    The judge set bail at $500 and ordered Brea to stay away from the victim. He also cannot drive for hire in Massachusetts.

    Brea has been charged with larceny and assaulting a disabled person. He's due back in court September 20.


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