Charles County mailbox thefts

2:21 PM, Jul 3, 2013   |    comments
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CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are warning residents about mail thefts in Charles County in the past few weeks.

Charles County Sheriff's Office says someone is stealing mail that homeowners have placed in their mailboxes for a postal employee to pick up.

The mail is usually bill payments, and someone is altering the checks and attempting to cash them at various banks.

"Investigators say in at least two cases, two different women attempted to cash the stolen checks. The women provided bank tellers with an ID but detectives believe the ID's did not actually belong to the women. In some cases, the checks were cashed and in other cases the bank tellers questioned the validity of the checks and did not cash them," officials said in a news release. 

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward. Anyone with information about these thefts is asked to call Det. E. Clark of the CCSO at (301) 609-6499. 

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