More Barrington residents report checks stolen from post office mailbox

Police: Numerous incidents reported across the region

Posted 2/7/20

A Barrington resident stopped into the police station on Tuesday, Jan. 28, to report that one of his checks had been fraudulently cashed.

The resident said he had written the check out to someone …

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More Barrington residents report checks stolen from post office mailbox

Police: Numerous incidents reported across the region

Posted

A Barrington resident stopped into the police station on Tuesday, Jan. 28, to report that one of his checks had been fraudulently cashed.

The resident said he had written the check out to someone else, but later discovered that a woman with a name he did not recognize had cashed the check for $500.

Police said the name of the woman was the same as one of the suspects wanted in a recent string of stolen checks. Police had earlier reported that people had been taking checks out of US Post Office mailboxes — including the one outside the Barrington post office branch — and then cashing them illegally.

Police later learned about another resident who had been victimized in a similar incident. 

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