The Grinch Could Be Stealing Your Christmas Checks

The United States Postal Service has seen a rash of “mailbox fishing,” the practice of thieves filching letters out of mailboxes, finding checks and then altering and cashing them.

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and crime won’t stop,” says U.S. Postal Inspector Glen McKechnie. “They all use the darkness. They’ll go at night when the streets are empty and there is nobody out, and that’s when we find that they are conducting their fishing expeditions.”

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Eric Shawn