Exclusive: Cash, gift cards stolen from USPS mail across LI, NJ

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.”

Source: Exclusive: Cash, gift cards stolen from USPS mail across LI, NJ | abc7ny.com

  • Gary Ferrari

    They need to investigate Westchester too, I have read on posts in White Plains, Greenburgh, Brewster and Ossining about the same situation.