Video: How safe is the mail you drop in postal boxes?

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.

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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.

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