Video: Mail Thieves Taking Money From Valentine, Birthday, Holiday Cards

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — We may be sending less snail mail but more of it is going missing. Authorities are seeing a spike in mail crime.

Michelle Pounder’s Valentines weren’t so sweet this year.

“They arrived delivered completely open,” she says. Cards from her mother arrived ripped open, the cash inside missing.

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“I couldn’t believe it. I was like, why would anyone do that?” she said.

She’s not alone. We received similar complaints via social media about money missing from Valentine’s and birthday cards.

Postal Inspector Jeff Fitch says they are aware of the problem.

“This video shot by a home security camera in Los Angeles shows a crook jogging from mailbox to mailbox,” he said.

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