Thief steals envelope from outside mail drop, forges check


Issues with some of the post offices in Fayette County is nothing new, including thefts from the blue boxes outside the post offices. The most recent such theft occurred in Fayetteville where a check in an envelope was stolen and the amount of the check altered.

It was on Oct. 20 at approximately 8:13 a.m. that Fayetteville Police were dispatched to a residence in the city about an alleged forgery, said Fayetteville Police Department spokesperson Ann Marie Burdett.

Police met with the complainant, who said on Aug. 18 they deposited an envelope containing a personal check in the outside mailbox at the Fayetteville Post Office, said Burdett.

“The complainant said on Aug. 24, while reviewing their account statement, they noticed the check, which was initially written in an undisclosed amount, had been altered to a different amount,” Burdett said.

Burdett said the complainant told police they notified the bank of their findings, and the complainant filed a fraud report with the bank.

The case was turned over to the Fayetteville Criminal Investigations Division for further investigation.


  1. Theft from USPS drop boxes is just the TIP OF IT when it comes to the functioning of the USPS! The Post Office in Peachtree City is THE ABSOLUTE WORST when it comes to their CUSTOMER SERVICE, ATTITUDE, WORK ETHIC, RUNNING OUT OF STAMPS, THE UPKEEP and MAINRENANCE OF THEIR OUTSIDE GROUNDS and on and on! They really do need to CLEAN HOUSE ober there and START OVER!