dmV appointment tampico, Florida, United States – Uber is taking steps to crack down on abuse of its online platform and has suspended a driver who allegedly stole thousands of dollars from the service.
The US tech giant on Thursday announced that the driver, who it said had been with the company for more than a year, would no longer work for the company.
“Uber has taken immediate action to remove a driver from its platform and suspended the driver,” Uber said in a statement.
“The driver has been suspended indefinitely from Uber, pending further investigation.”
The suspension follows reports that the alleged thief, identified only as “John”, was using Uber to make up to $8,000 a day by stealing $4,000 in fares from other drivers and charging them to the Uber app.
Uber has not yet confirmed the reports, but has confirmed that the accused driver is a licensed driver who had been employed by the company since 2015.
Uber is one of the world’s largest online cab companies, with more than 1.5 million drivers in more than 70 countries.
The alleged Uber theft came to light in late January, after the Miami Herald reported that John had been making up to 10,000 dollars a day from the app, which has a monthly fee of $7.50.
Uber said it has since shut down the alleged driver’s account, but is investigating other claims that he was stealing money from the company, which it said is part of a “robbery and theft culture” that is common among drivers.
Uber says it will also “work with law enforcement to identify and stop other illegal conduct by our drivers.”
Uber also said that it is in the process of investigating another alleged Uber driver, whose name was not released, who is alleged to have stolen more than $6,000 from the platform.
John is being charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, according to a criminal complaint filed in Miami District Court.