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Posted: August 3, 2017 12:08 p.m.

Checks and mail reported stolen from mailboxes in Covington

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COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) took reports last week on mail and checks stolen from two locations in the city.

According to one CPD incident report, a woman on Plantation Circle told police she placed mail in her mailbox at 9 a.m. July 27 and when she went back to the mailbox at 9:45 a.m. to put another item in the mailbox, the first envelopes she placed in the box were gone.  The woman reportedly told police that the mail does not pick up on the street that early and that she had stopped a mail vehicle to confirm that nothing had been picked up. Among the items taken was a check.

In another incident, a Golfside Court woman went to police headquarters July 27 to report that checks had been taken from her mailbox. According to the report, the woman told police that she put five checks in her mailbox that morning and when she went to get the checks from the mailbox, she discovered they were gone. A small greeting card with a religious message was reportedly left in the mailbox.

According to the report, the missing checks were written on a corporate account with the total amount being between $30,000 and $40,000. The woman reportedly did not believe that the mail carrier had come yet and contacted the Postal Service to verify. According to the report, after learning that the mail carrier had not come, the woman placed a stop payment on the checks. The theft occurred between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

According to the report, at approximately 3:30 p.m. the same day, the women received a call from a BB&T teller at the Cobb Galleria location in Marietta. The teller was trying to verify a check a male at the branch was trying to cash. The male was reportedly delayed by the teller and subsequently arrested by Cobb County Police. According to the report, the woman learned the check was a fraudulent reprint of one of the stolen checks.

The woman told police she will be provided with a case number for the Marietta incident. The card left in the mailbox was taken as evidence.

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