Video: Tulsa Family Says Mail Theft Led To Identify Theft

TULSA, Oklahoma – A Tulsa family says someone put their mail delivery on hold, and when the mail finally arrived, they realize someone stole their identity.

The Irvin family said it took them three days to realize someone was hijacking their mail, and identities, to apply for credit cards.

Rebecca and Richard Irvin knew something was wrong when the mail didn’t come. Rebecca tracked down her mailman to find out someone with a bogus phone number put a hold on it.

“It’s scary to think that somebody has your social security, your birthday and your whole address, and can go just hold your mail,” she said. Continue reading

Video: ‘Whistleblower’ claims diesel rebate scheme defrauded USPS of millions

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Pilot Flying J diesel rebate fraud scheme cheated not just trucking companies across the U.S. but the federal government, according to the man who says he helped crack the case.

John Verble, a former broker at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Knoxville branch office, says he was fired in 2013 for working with the FBI as an informant in the Pilot case and for alerting authorities to other questionable dealings he says he stumbled upon during his work there. The brokerage denies any wrongdoing. Continue reading

Video: 4-alarm fire destroys Rhode Island post office

LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) – Post office customers in Lincoln will have to use a different facility after a fire late Saturday night.

The building housing the Albion Post Office was destroyed by a fire that kept firefighters at the scene through Sunday afternoon.

According to fire officials, crews arrived at about 10 p.m. Saturday after the owner of the attached store called about a fire.

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke on arrival and found the fire in the basement. According to Deputy Chief Robert Valentine, it appeared firefighters were making progress but the flames got into the walls of the 100 year-old home, forcing them to chase it for hours. Four alarms were called.

Firefighters finally cleared the scene at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon after chasing hot spots all day.

The first floor of the building, which is right across the street from the fire station, houses the Post Office.

Source: 4-alarm fire destroys building in Lincoln | WPRI 12 Eyewitness News