GLEN ROCK, NJ - Checks mailed from Glen Rock and Fair Lawn post offices have been stolen and fraudulently cashed, according to police, a continuation of the thefts from early November.
On Dec. 1, there were three different reports of mailbox thefts, in addition to two others reported in early November. A Glen Rock man reported a check he mailed in the amount of $3,101.56 had been stolen and fraudulently cashed. It was mailed from the post office on Glen Avenue on November 11.
On the same day, a second Glen Rock man reported three checks he mailed had been stolen and fraudulently cashed. The checks, totaling 897.17, had been mailed from the same Glen Avenue location on the same day, Nov. 11, as the other man's check.
Yet another Glen Rock man reported receiving a notice that his property tax payment check in the amount of $3,348 had not been received by the Glen Rock Tax Collector’s Office, police said. After contacting his bank, he learned that the check had been stolen and cashed by an unknown third party.
The man said he mailed his tax check at the Fair Lawn Post Office on Abbot Road on either November 2 or 3.
In mid-November, there were two other reports of stolen checks from the Glen Avenue post office.
The US Postal Inspection Service is currently investigating thefts from the postal collection boxes in question. Anyone who may have mailed letters from these locations between November 11 and 12 is asked to confirm if their letters arrived at their intended location. Any suspected mail thefts should be reported to the US Postal Inspection Service at (973) 693-5450.