Cleveland-area mail carrier sold master blue box key to group that stole $1.5 million in fake-check scheme

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier sold a master key that unlocked dozens of blue boxes across the region to a group that used it to steal mail and carry out a $1.5 million check-fraud scheme, according to federal prosecutors.

The mail carrier, Cameron Proctor, sold the key for $2,500 to the network that stole mail from boxes across Cuyahoga County, prosecutors said. Proctor, 20, of Willowick, and 10 others were charged in an indictment unsealed Thursday in federal court in Cleveland.

Prosecutors charged members of the group — which called themselves “Young Sack Chasers” or “YSC” – with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, and possession of stolen mail. Proctor is additionally charged with theft of mail by a postal employee.

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