Video: Where’s the mail? Postal thefts on the rise in Central Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Thieves targeting your mail: It’s an increasing problem in Central Virginia, and 8News has uncovered that too often the sticky fingers belong to postal employees.

8News has uncovered mail theft in the area is on the rise. Over the past five years, there have been more than 400 cases of mail theft in the Richmond district, which includes Henrico and Chesterfield.

We found thieves rifling personal mail, swiping credit cards, ATM pins and sometimes even prescription drugs.

“I think it was probably the mail carrier,” admits the Richmonder who has her birthday cards snagged.

Toy also suspects his former mailman was the one lifting letters and donations from his non-profit downtown.

In light of their suspicions, 8News did some digging and found of those 400 mail thefts cases in the Richmond region, 159 were listed as internal mail theft. Read more at WRIC

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