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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Forgery & Mail Theft Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department along with Investigators from the United States Office of Inspector General and the United States Postal Service conducted a joint investigation during the last several months in reference to numerous thefts of mail from U. S. Postal Service collection boxes in Carbondale.  As a result of the thefts, mail containing checks were forged by the suspects.  

While we have identified the suspects as a result of this investigation, we are unable to publicly identify them until they are formally charged.  To date, there are over 75 victims involved in this investigation.  While we have notified the victims of these developments, it is also important for us to let the public know, while this investigation remains ongoing, the thefts of mail have been resolved.  As the investigation remains active and ongoing, additional information cannot be released at this time.  Anyone with information about the thefts is encouraged to contact the police department at 618-457-3200.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. You may also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677).  Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website.  Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness, or have any information pertaining to, a crime.  Cash rewards for information which leads to an arrest are also made anonymously.  Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does! 


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