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By Maggie Schmutz
Writer Intern 

How to prevent mail theft at home and at the post office


Last updated 7/1/2019 at 2:35pm

Theft from mailboxes has become more of an issue in Fallbrook recently, and it’s not limited to the personal mailboxes in front of homes.

Steven Hegg, a Fallbrook resident, dropped off two envelopes with checks in them in the blue drive-up mailboxes in front of the Fallbrook post office, April 10. One of the checks was supposed to go to the IRS, the other to a local vendor. After noticing the checks hadn’t been cashed, he contacted the local vendor and found out they had never received the check. He was able to stop that check, but the check to the IRS was cashed. He thought nothing of...

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