The Methiest States in the US

Especially popular in rural areas with increasingly limited job opportunities There is a well-documented connection between meth and identity theft. Often, drug addicts work in complex identity theft rings with low-level users stealing sensitive information they can sell or trade for meth. The higher level operators then piece together the information for fraud or identity…

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“Where there is meth there is mail”

Investigators say mail theft and drug abuse usually go hand-in-hand It is well documented that there is a strong connection between the fast-growing crime of identity theft and the epidemic of meth use nationwide. The vast majority of mail-identity thieves are addicts, stealing mail to support their drug habit. After a flurry of mail thefts…

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Former ID Thief Tells All

ID Thieves Recruited Meth Addicts to Steal Mail Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the nation, but the majority of victims don’t know how their information was compromised. Many people never suspect that thieves could be getting all the sensitive information they need right from their mailbox. This sense of security may arise…

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Mail-Identity Theft: September 2013

An early morning search of a dilapidated Panorama City home that police and residents say had become a hangout for methamphetamine users led to three arrests after investigators discovered stolen mail, evidence of identity theft and what officers say was one of the largest rocks of meth any of them had ever seen.

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Meth Addicts Stealing Mail in SLC

Deseret News of Salt Lake City, Utah reports “When high, they’re adept at altering documents” This story gives a clear picture of why meth addiction and mail theft fit neatly together. As reporter Dennis Romboy explains: “Meth addiction has reached epidemic proportions in Utah. It is the fastest growing illicit drug in the state, outpacing…

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53 Charged for Mail ID Theft in Greenville, SC

The Greenville News reports on dozens of cases of mail fraud in South Carolina Federal postal inspectors said that more than 50 people in South Carolina have been arrested for stealing mail or documents and committing mail fraud and identity theft. Postal inspectors say decline in the economy and increase in unemployment in Upstate South…

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Mail Theft in Marin and San Francisco, CA

Marin Independent Journal reports women involved in huge mail theft case Two woman were arraigned in April 2009 in a mail theft and fraud case involving nearly 100 victims in Marin and San Francisco California. The case began with an investigation of methamphetamine distribution, and led to charges including identity theft, receiving stolen property and more…

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