WICHITA, Kan. –
Misty White is upset her mother is out $550. She wants to warn others.
"I’m so upset," White says. "I’ve had a headache all day."
White’s mom thought she was paying her rent with a money order. She dropped the envelope in one of two big blue mail boxes along Lewis Street near downtown. But the landlord never got the money.
They later found out the money order had been stolen. Turns out the name on it was altered and someone had cashed it at a local Walmart. White called police who she says told her that this kind of thing has been happening a lot.