Thieves Go Once More Into the Darien Post Office Drop-Off Boxes

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If you mailed an envelope late last Monday, Dec. 17 in the drive-up drop-off box, it may have been stolen: After a Post Office employee arrived there at about 1:15 a.m., she saw a suspicious car and person — then a check of the outdoor mailboxes revealed a sticky, glue-like substance on the opening. “A check of the mailboxes revealed a sticky, gluelike substance on the opening,” police said in an announcement about the incident. “This is consistent with the practice of ‘fishing’ in the mailboxes using a device covered in glue to retrieve mail from the depository.” Mailbox thieves visit drop-off boxes and other United States Postal Service mailboxes in search of checks to fraudulently cash.

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Another Case of Mail Theft from Late October / Early November Reported to Police

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Another possible case of possible tampering with a Darien Post Office mail drop-off box has been reported to police. The victim told police that a check for $334.83 was fraudulently cashed. The matter was reported to Darien police on Dec. 15, about six weeks after police arrested a man and two teens accused of tampering with a mail drop-off box at Darien Post Office, and Post Office boxes in Old Greenwich and Cos Cob. Here’s what police said the woman told them:

She mailed a payment from a mailbox at the Post Office at 30 Corbin Dr. in early November.

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Police: Thousands of Dollars Stolen from Checks in a Mailbox — on a Shoestring Budget

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A man and two teenage boys, all from Yonkers, were arrested after they stole envelopes from a mailbox at the Darien Post Office on Saturday, police said. Also, a check was found to have been altered after it had been mailed at the same place on the previous Tuesday, police said. Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

Two Checks Altered for a Total of $2,343

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, a man later told police, he had mailed six checks by putting the envelopes in a mailbox at the Post Office on Corbin Drive. His bank later informed him that some of the checks had possibly been cashed fraudulently.