STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Rep. Nicole Malliotakis is taking a stand against mail theft following an increase in checks stolen from New York City post offices and mailboxes
The Republican congresswoman from Staten Island and Queens Rep. Grace Meng, a Democrat, introduced the USPS Subpoena Authority Act, which seeks to give the U.S. Postal Service the ability to crack down on postal crime.
“Mail theft and check fraud not only violate an individual’s privacy and security but also threaten the integrity of our financial and postal systems as a whole,” said Malliotakis. “By giving USPS the tools and resources necessary to quickly gather information and prosecute the criminal organizations responsible, we help to protect the financial well-being of our constituents and send a clear message that this type of criminal behavior will no longer be tolerated.”
If passed, the act would allow USPS to seek administrative subpoenas that would help it collect more data related to financial fraud that is commonly associated with mail theft.