Derek Shifflett, 20, of Verona, is charged with robbery. Photo courtesy: newsleader.com
Updated: Wednesday, 09 Jan 2013, 9:19 AM EST
Published : Wednesday, 09 Jan 2013, 9:19 AM EST
VERONA, Va. (AP) - A family dog is credited for discovering an envelope filled with stolen cash that led to the arrest of a Verona man.
The News-Leader reports 20-year-old Derek Shifflett turned himself in Monday night and was charged with robbery.
Augusta County sheriff's Sgt. David Lotts says Shifflett is suspected of posting a bogus car sales ad on Craiglist. After meeting with a prospective buyer on Monday, Shifflett allegedly took an envelope containing $12,000 in cash from the man's coat pocket and fled.
Lotts says a woman whose son is friends with Shifflett called police after her dog found the envelope underneath a bed and began playing with it.
It wasn't immediately known whether Shifflett had a lawyer. An Augusta County Jail shift commander was unavailable for comment Tuesday night.
Information from: The Daily News Leader, http://www.newsleader.com
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