June 12–An early morning check of a white Chevy pickup in a convenience store parking lot led Kyle police to a massive stash of $300,000 in stolen checks, credit cards and mail from addresses across Central Texas, authorities said Monday.
Officials couldn’t provide an estimate of how many people were affected, but they said the mail appeared to be from homes and businesses in Austin, Buda, Cedar Creek, Dale, Maxwell, Kyle and San Marcos.
It all began when police were asked to check on the welfare of the apparently unconscious occupants of the truck — whom police identified as Joshua McGlasson, 30, and Melissa Moncada, 27 — who had parked at the Stripes store at 7809 Camino Real east of Kyle about 4 a.m. June 4.
McGlasson, the officers discovered, was wanted on a municipal court warrant. They asked him to step out of the truck and found a pipe with brown residue in his pocket. Moncada told officers there was crystal methamphetamine in the truck.
However, a search of the truck turned up much more, police said, including 3.6 grams of meth, $1,000 in cash and the cache of mail. Some was scattered and loose in the cab; some was in bags; some was in the back.
Officers also found at least $300,000 in checks and a dozen credit cards. One of the cards had already been used at a Lowe’s home improvement store, police said.
Source: Austin American-Statesman