WILKES-BARRE – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that today United States District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo sentenced Michael Mejia, age 21, who resided in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to a time-served sentence of approximately six months of imprisonment and two years of supervised release. Continue reading
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. today announced the indictment of ten individuals for stealing more than $500,000 from multiple banks through a check fraud scheme involving mail theft. The defendants are charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Third Degree, and Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, among other charges.  Continue reading
DETROIT – Residents in Southfield continue to have delivery problems with their mail while residents in DETROIT find that mail dumped in their neighborhoods. Continue reading
CHICAGO — Police are searching for a suspect after a postal worker was sexually assaulted in Chicago’s Ashburn neighborhood Wednesday. Continue reading
U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JARVIS WHEELER, age 29, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced to 36 months of probation, which included eight months of home incarceration, by United States District Court Judge Sarah S. Vance after the defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to alter U.S. Postal money orders. Continue reading
NEWARK, N.J. – A Newark, New Jersey, resident today admitted conspiring to obtain marijuana from California to sell in New Jersey, and paying cash bribes to two U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail carriers to intercept and deliver parcels to him, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Continue reading
Woodland Park, N.J. — Long a symbol of convenience and security to postal patrons, that iconic blue mailbox at the corner means something very different to thieves prowling the streets of North Jersey: a potential gold mine of checks to be cashed.
In recent months, police throughout the area have seen a rash of mail fishing thefts — low-tech crimes in which rudimentary tools are covered with sticky substances to pluck bank documents, checks and birthday cards out of collection boxes.
The uptick in thefts, now the focus of a federal investigation, has prompted U.S. postal officials to mount a multi-pronged defense to educate patrons on ways to protect their mail. Meanwhile, police have made numerous arrests and caught suspects in the act.
“It’s gotten to be a giant problem,” said Robert Coyle, chief of police in Totowa, where eight people have reported checks stolen and fraudulently deposited. “They’re almost telling people, ‘Don’t put your mail in mailboxes.’ ”
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -This week, thousands of flyers will be delivered to residents in Wichita to remind them of responsible pet ownership. Continue reading
DERBY, Kan. (KAKE) -Derby resident, Josh Gray, was not happy when he recently checked his home surveillance cameras. He caught something he wasn’t expecting. Continue reading
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