Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release

January 12, 2017
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150

Mulitple Arrests in Mail Theft Scheme
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution, the U.S. Postal Inspector Service and the Coral Springs Police Department today announced the arrests of multiple individuals in connection to a string of mail thefts from post office boxes of Coral Springs residents.

According to the investigation, the defendants took letters containing checks deposited in the U.S. Mail. After illegally removing the letters from the stream of transit, the defendants allegedly removed all written information from the checks, leaving only the pre-printed information. The defendants then allegedly wrote in their own name and a higher amount and deposited the checks into their bank accounts.

The victims did not know the checks placed in the mail had been redirected, changed to a higher amount and cashed out until they received their bank statements.

Authorities arrested the following Miami-Dade County residents in connection to this case:

The defendants face charges that include organized scheme to defraud, grand theft and identity theft. If convicted of all counts, the defendants face up to 15 years in prison. Attorney General Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution will prosecute this case.