Why missing mail needs to be reported
Mail usually arrives at your home every day, but taking notice of when it doesn’t arrive, is just as important.
Postal Inspectors say they began tracking a criminal duo after investigating complaints from customers who were not receiving their mail.
“When we looked at that, those checks going into this account, matched up with the address and name of the victims of the people that say they had not received mail or the mailbox had been pried open,” said Adam Fascio a U.S. Postal Inspector.
Once they received photos of the thieves, authorities began the process of trying to identify them.
“We then put up wanted posters in local post offices and we got a hit. We got someone that came in and said hey I know this guy,” said Fascio.
That is when both men were taken into custody. Inspectors say the lesson here is simple: keep track of your mail.
“Be mindful. If you don’t receive mail for a couple of days or if you notice your mailbox might be damaged, report it to the post office,” suggested Fascio.
The men in this case were convicted of the crime. Rolando Solance was convicted of grand larceny and sentenced to two to four years in prison. Jose Antigua was also convicted with grand larceny and deported in lieu of prison time.