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Dozens of checks stolen from the mail. Florida Keys sheriff suspects it’s an inside job

April 14, 2023
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Monroe County sheriff’s detectives have arrested seven people — so far — in a far-reaching, check-stealing ring that investigators say began in November and netted thieves more than $175,000 since.

But the Florida Keys’ top cop says he not only suspects more people are involved, but that at least one U.S. Postal Service employee is the key to the operation because all of the stolen checks were either put in a mail box for pickup or dropped off at a post office on the island chain.

“Obviously, we were concerned about inside activity,” Sheriff Rick Ramsay told the Miami Herald on Thursday. Despite their suspicion, Ramsay and his detectives say from the beginning there has been a seeming lack of both cooperation and interest from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the agency that goes after crimes involving the Post Office.

 

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