Mail ‘check washing’ claims linked to Chicago U.S. Post Office
CHICAGO (CBS) – Two more people have come forward saying they too mailed checks from the 41st and Halsted Post Office, only to become fraud victims.
They spoke to CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas after seeing stories on a Canaryville Army veteran who had his check altered, uncovering a troubling pattern at that post office.
“It was white-washed,” said Patricia McMullen, one of the victims of check fraud.
McMullen and Judy Garrity were both victims.
They both dropped checks in a blue box outside the 41st and Halsted Post Office within the past couple months.
Then, someone stole the check, changed the recipient name, and increased the dollar amount by thousands.
“From $50 to $5,000,” McMullen sai