Newark Police get reports cashing of checks stolen from mailboxes

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Newark Police have reported the theft of checks, valued at $50,000, from mailboxes.

Over the last five weeks, police have received multiple reports of checks being stolen from Postal Service outgoing mail after being dropped off in various mailboxes.

The suspects altered the checks and cashed them at various locations throughout the United States.

The cases remain under investigation.

Police suggest using methods other than the mail in making payments when possible.

Additional tips to prevent theft through the mail can be found here.

The Newark Police are working with the United States Postal Inspection Service on this case. Any City of Newark resident who has been a victim of mail theft and has not reported the incident to police should contact Lt. Fred Nelson at fnelson@newark.de.us or 302-366-7100 ext. 3119.

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