Recognize This Alleged Mail Thief In Killeen, Texas?
We all know that it’s tax time in Killeen, Texas, so you have to be mindful and watchful for folks who may want to help themselves to your mail. Earlier today, a Killeen resident sent pictures to a private group on social media, and said the person in the images was captured on surveillance footage going through people's mail boxes.
WHAT DOES THE ALLEGED MAIL THIEF LOOK LIKE?
If you ask me, the person in these images looks to be a young teen in high school. What do you think?
The alleged mail thief was wearing a ski mask and a very flamboyant red jacket with gold and white decoration, plus dark pants and a backpack.
If you recognize this person or think you have information that could help police find them and ask a few questions, you should call Killeen PD at (254) 501-8830.
YOU CAN GET IN MAJOR TROUBLE FOR STEALING MAIL, ESPECIALLY IF...
Not only would it be extremely stupid for anyone to go and try to take something that did not belong to them when they live in a state as gun friendly as ours, but if you get caught, you could face some jail time.
According to the law firm of Saputo-Toufexis, if you steal mail from fewer than 10 addresses, you could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor. Doesn't sound so bad, right? Well, think about this - that charge could net you up to a year in county jail and a $4,000 fine if you're convicted. Not fun.
If you steal mail from anywhere between 10 and 29 addresses, you're looking at state jail felony charges. If you swipe mail from over 30 addresses, you're in third degree felony territory.
But get this: If the mail you stole contained identifying information and a prosecutor can prove you intended to use it to commit identity theft, the charges at each quantity level are more severe.
Things get even worse for you if it's proven that you targeted someone who is disabled or elderly (which, let's be honest, is beyond scummy on your part).
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOUR MAIL IS STOLEN?
If you think your mail has been stolen, you can always notify the Postal Inspector at 877-876-2455 or uspis.gov/report.
Give It Up, Man
If that's you in the pics above, I can only say it’s totally not worth it, and do better!
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