Thief Stealing Checks from Mailboxes in Forest Hills, Police Say

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska on April 8, 2014 8:59am 

 Police released a photo of a suspect taken from a Bank of America ATM located at 248 East Fordham Rd.
Police released a photo of a suspect taken from a Bank of America ATM located at 248 East Fordham Rd.
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QUEENS — A thief has been stealing checks from mailboxes in Forest Hills and altering their amounts before cashing them in, police said.

So far, police said, eight incidents have been reported, starting Dec. 29, 2013. The most recent incident was reported on March 22. Several victims live around Yellowstone Boulevard, authorities said.

In one case the amount was altered from about $150 to about $950, police said.

After depositing the checks into an account, the man would withdraw the money from ATMs, police said.

One of the ATMs that the suspect used is located at a Bank of America branch at 248 E. Fordham Rd. in The Bronx, according to the NYPD.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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