A North Texas man is facing at least one felony charge after United States Postal Inspectors say he racked up nearly $375,000 in debt on fraudulent credit cards he bought from a letter carrier who intercepted them while out for delivery.
The man, identified by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service as Loragecar Figaro, was arrested in South Arlington on Feb. 21 after postal inspectors and special agents arranged a meeting between him and the letter carrier.
The investigation began in December 2018 after Chase Bank reached out to the Postal Inspection Service after identifying a number of fraudulent applications for new accounts in Fort Worth’s 76133 ZIP code. The cards, the bank learned, had been mailed to a number of addresses along the same postal route.
After the cards were mailed, investigators said, they were stolen and then used to make mulitple purchases totaling $374,000.