Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Mail Fraud Incident

Someone is stealing mail from mailboxes, mostly checks written to pay bills.

NEW MARKET, MD.  (LG)   The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating fraud happening mostly in the New Market area. Authorities say within the last several months, more than a dozen victims have reported having checks that they have written to pay bills and placed in their mailbox for delivery, stolen from the mailbox and altered by unknown individuals, and then cashed for personal uses by the perpetrator.

The Sheriff’s Office is working jointly with US Postal Service Inspectors to solve these crimes, but authorities are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspects.

If anyone in the New Market area has seen any individuals taking mail out of a mailbox or anyone who may be a victim of this crime is asked to call Detective Josh Stears at 301-600-6403.

-Loretta Gaines