NORTH CANTON: Police said thieves are taking checks from mailboxes and using them to steal cash from bank accounts.
Police said residents in the southwest section of the city put the outgoing checks in mailboxes and raised the red flag to alert letter carriers to pick them up.
The thieves, a man and woman, drove a white Lincoln Town Car to pick up the mail, including the checks, and left a flyer about flu shots. They used the residents’ account numbers to make deposits using fraudulent checks, taking out half the deposit in cash, police said.
Thousands of dollars have been taken so far.
The police department may be called at 330-499-5911 for more information.