YORK, S.C. (AP) — Authorities have charged two people with stealing more than 3,600 pieces of mail in North and South Carolina.
Sheriff Kevin Tolson of York County, South Carolina, says a man and a woman were arrested after a citizen called with a tip that someone was tossing mail out of a car in a Walmart parking lot.
Detectives arrested 34-year-old Jennings Peter Keziah of Charlotte and 28-year-old Tressa Nichole Baucom of Gastonia on multiple counts of mail fraud, including petit larceny, financial card theft, and identity theft.
The sheriff’s office said Saturday that investigators recovered 74 packages and thousands of other pieces of mail taken from nearly 2,000 mailboxes on either side of the state line in the area of Charlotte, North Carolina.
“It’s believed the suspects took mail directly from the victim’s mailboxes,” deputies said. The mail found dates back to November 2021.
The sheriff said the parcels will be returned to their rightful owners in six counties.