The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General is investigating a number of reports of cash and gift cards being stolen from people’s mail throughout Long Island and New Jersey.
Eyewitness News reporter Kristin Thorne spoke exclusively with nearly a dozen people who told her their mail had been tampered with in recent months.
Nancy Burtchell, of Huntington, said someone stole birthday money meant for her 13-year-old son. The envelope was sliced clean open.
“He was very disappointed,” Burtchell said. “My youngest son cried.”