FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A card-skimming scam is tricking victims at gas pumps. And now police say the thieves are using stolen information to buy postage stamps.
According to Fresno Police, a Kwik Serve at Shaw and West Avenues and a Shell station near Figarden Drive and Bullard Avenue were card skimming targets. With that stolen data, thieves are creating fake credit and debit cards.
“They’re using those cards at the post office and they’re buying stamps. and even the detective is not sure why or what they’re doing with those stamps,” said Lieutenant Joe Gomez of the Fresno Police Department.
The FBI and the United States Postal Service are now involved — making this a federal crime.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s a crime that seems to be happening more and more. Thieves are breaking into mailboxes and swiping people’s mail.It turns out the crime itself may be getting easier and easier.
Police say 36-year-old Jeremy Lara was caught stealing mail- according to a criminal complaint, police caught on to Lara after someone saw him and two others stealing mail in Albuquerque.
Rio Rancho police later arrested him right in front of one of the mailboxes, saying both the main doors were open and the stolen mail in his hands.
Police then searched the car he was in where they found more mail, and a counterfeit U.S. Postal Service key.
Investigators say Lara admitted to stealing mail from a handful of community mailboxes, saying he was able to make the key using a template he found on the internet.
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – There’s a slithering problem in Rogers Park, and it has slowed mail delivery to a crawl on one block.
Snakes are out and on the prowl. Garter snakes, to be specific, and there’s a lot of them. First couple of days of spring there can be hundreds around,” said Bill Hawkins.
He’s not afraid of snakes, but he is afraid of what mail he might be missing because the mail carrier is deathly afraid of snakes and won’t deliver to his half of the block. For some, mail has only been delivered twice in the last two weeks.
“We got it on a Saturday because it was a different letter carrier, and then we got it last Wednesday,” said Lisa Yanny-Tillar.
She says when she tried to complain to the post office, she was told she should call animal control.
On Chase Avenue, they are frustrated because the Post Office isn’t doing anything about the problem and the mail carrier left a notice saying they had to provide an alternative mail receptacle if they wanted their mail.
“I’m not wholly blaming her,” said Hawkins. “I’m more blaming her bosses for not getting someone else over here.