Video: Thieves steal cluster box units in Albuquerque

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – More than half the neighborhood in a Northeast Heights community woke up to no mail not because it was a day off for the postal service, but because a pair of group mailboxes were stolen overnight.

Where there used to be two of these big group mailboxes, all that’s left are a few screws and washers that have been left behind. Residents we spoke with said they are confused as to why someone would want the entire box. Continue reading

Video: Another Hawaii post office hit by po box thieves

There’s been another post office break in, this time on the North Shore.

It’s the latest in a string of thefts as post office boxes in Kahuku were broken into Wednesday night. Weeks ago, break-ins were reported at post offices in Waianae, Nanakuli and Haleiwa.

Laie resident Ken Macatiaj purchased his P.O. box 10 years ago. “A mailbox outside your home? You never know, someone could come by and easily access it. Having a P.O. box, we have that sort of assurance our mail is secure,” he explained.

But because of recent break-ins, Magatiaj isn’t so sure. “There’s no bounds now. They’re breaking into anything they could get.”

Source: Kahuku post office the latest hit by mailbox thefts | KHON2

Video: The feds pore over your mail to flag scams

FORT MYERS, Fla. – When it comes to mail scams, who is keeping you safe? WINK News Call for Action discovered there is a government agency going through your mail to protect you.

Stacks of scams are piled in every corner of Curtis’ home, whose last name we withheld to protect him from more scammers. As the phone ringed non-stop, he told us the scammers are “constantly calling, constantly asking for money.”

Ivan Ramirez understands that frustration. He is a Postal Inspector with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.“To date we’re upwards to half a billion dollars of losses altogether.”

As a Postal Inspector, Ramirez is one of 1,400 nationwide who are searching the incoming mail at four facilities like the one in Miami, for fraudulent mail.

Source: The feds pore over your mail to flag scams | WINK NEWS

 

Video: Letter carrier arrested for mail theft had criminal record

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — The mailman accused of stealing cash and gift cards from customers on his Wyoming route is facing federal charges.

The complaint filed by the United States Attorney’s Office in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids alleges that Alexis Odelin, 26, stole $452 worth of gift cards, cash and other valuable items from greeting cards sent to residents on his mail route.

Target 8 first reported the allegations against Odelin in June after a customer recorded the former mailman on camera.

“That was our mailman,” said Judy Benham, who lives on 43rd Street off Byron Center Avenue.

Target 8 discovered that Odelin pleaded guilty to shoplifting just two months before the USPS hired him in October 2015. In fact, Odelin was still on probation for the shoplifting case when he started work as a letter carrier.

“So why did they hire him?” questioned Benham.