Man accused of stealing checks from mailboxes and vehicles in Hudson Valley
A 21-year-old has been accused of stealing checks from letterboxes and unattended vehicles in the area.
On Friday, September 16, New York State Police, in conjunction with the United States Postal Inspection Service, arrested Robert Curry Jr., 21, of Peekskill, after an investigation into theft in the northern Westchester County and western Putnam County.
Police said the stolen checks were deposited fraudulently.
Curry has been charged with:
- Two counts of second degree criminal possession of a counterfeit instrument, a Class D felony,
- Petit Larceny, a class A crime
- Fifth degree criminal possession of stolen property, a Class A misdemeanor
Curry was arraigned in Peekskill City Court and released on his own pledge to reappear on Thursday, October 7.
This investigation is still ongoing.
“Residents are strongly urged not to leave their vehicles unlocked, even in their own aisles, and to exercise caution when placing valuables, such as checks and other vital documents, in their mailboxes for service. outgoing mail, ”state police said.
Police noted that the U.S. Postal Service recommends that residents drop off their outgoing mail in one of three ways:
- Drop it off at their local post office
- Personally hand it over to a postal service factor
- Drop it off in a local community’s blue USPS collection box before the last collection time for the evening.
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