Mail-Identity Theft: March 2014

Each month, we continue to be shocked by the increasing prevalence of stolen mail and mail-identity theft related crimes. This is a growing trend across the nation. Some things we have noticed:

  • Most victims don’t realize when their mail has been stolen until the perpetrator is caught (usually with stolen mail)
  • Thieves arrested for mail theft typically do not spend significant time in jail for their crimes
  • Whereas mail-identity theft used to be most common on the West coast, now it is an epidemic across the nation

What follows is a summary of mail-identity theft related news stories curated from March 2014 across the United States.

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Jose Manuel Guerra

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Dayquan A. JacksonJonathan Douglas BlackwellNiko NunezVirgilio Obaldia

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Wesley Lamance Allen, 28, of Lilburn, is wanted in connection with mailbox thefts. Credit: Norcross PD image

Modesto mail theft

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Santa Cruz police warning of mail theft

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Davelynn Mahi. Courtesy photo.

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  • MORENO VALLEY, California: Banning-Beaumont Patch – Traffic Stop in Moreno Valley Leads to Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Mail Theft Discovery

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  • SAN ANTONIO, Texas: KSAT 12 – Woman charged in stolen check case
  • SAN ANTONIO, Texas: WOAI 4 – Woman arrested for stealing checks out of a mailbox

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$10,000 reward in string of Eugene mail thefts

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