Downtown Post Office Check Fraud Victim
By an edhat reader
We recently noticed some unusual activity on our checking account and after some discussion with the bank we determined that 2 checks we mailed towards bills had been intercepted at some point after they were dropped in the large drop box on the curb outside the downtown post office.
There were two separate envelopes as the checks were for different bills. The suspect(s) appear to have "washed" the checks and re-written them for higher amounts and changed the Pay To names. The checks were cashed on different days according to the bank.
We have been discussing this with the bank and the USPS Office of Investigations however we wanted to make sure others around town are aware of there potentially being a higher risk. When we visited the bank the employee commented how another irate man had come in at some point before us and reported the same issue.