Sheriff Reports Thefts From Mailboxes

Sheriff Kevin J. McConville reminds all county residents to avoid using home mailboxes for mail pickup due to recent cases of mail theft. The Sheriff’s Office has taken a number of reports, mostly in the Putnam Valley area, of complaints where residents have had checks that they were sending out stolen from their mailboxes. These checks are then being altered to a much higher amount prior to being cashed by the suspects. All county residents are encouraged to only use secure US Postal Service mailboxes when sending checks, and to report any instances of theft to the Sheriff's Office, where the investigation is ongoing with the assistance of the US Postal Inspectors Office.