Video: Woman arrested for Bay Area mail theft

Thursday, December 29, 2016 11:19PM

MILPITAS, Calif. (KGO) — A Bay Area woman was jailed Thursday for mail theft and police say pulling off the crime was easy.

Leah Kaye Costa, 45, was in illegal possession of a U.S. Postal Service master key, allowing her to unlock mailboxes across the Bay Area.Milpitas police arrested Costa after she parked illegally in a handicapped space. Police say she was high on drugs and that methamphetimine was found in her car.

“A search was done of her car and located mail that did not belong to her,” said Lt. John Torrez of Milpitas police.

Officials say the mail was from different addresses from the South and East Bay. “We also found a master key to one of the post office boxes in addition to handmade keys, possibly used to open up mailboxes,” Torrez told ABC7 News.

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