A Merrick man says he lost over $9,000 after one of his checks was stolen and washed by criminals.
Jim Kyser says he placed the envelope containing that check in a post office mailbox on Sunday.
“I have no idea how it happened but it’s pretty shocking that my account is still down $9,000 right now,” Kyser says.
The check had originally been made out to the United States Postal Service for a $258 P.O. Box fee.
It was dropped in the Merrick Post Office’s outdoor mailbox, but a thief got it, changed the name to Pierre Johnson and cashed it Monday evening.