WASHINGTON – A Metro maintenance worker was charged on Thursday for stealing 13 defibrillators from WMATA facilities and selling them on eBay for a fraction of their worth, according to a news release.
Derrick Davis, 40, of Laurel, Md., was charged in Prince George’s County with theft over $1,000 after a multi-month investigation that ended Wednesday when a transit detective posed as a potential buyer and arranged to purchase an Automatic External Defibrillator for $300 at a local convenience store, officials say.
After his arrest, Davis admitted to stealing 13 of the devices from Metro. The medical devices are worth approximately $1,400 each. Combined, the theft was valued at about $18,000.
Davis was suspended from Metro immediately following his arrest.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed.