Check Fraud / Possible Mail Theft

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Newtown Township, PA - On November 21, 2020, Newtown Township Police responded to a report of US Mail being found near the Newtown Post Office, located at 20 Terry Drive. Several pieces of US Mail (envelopes), dated 11/19/2020, were found opened/torn and discarded in the area.

Since that incident, NTPD has received reports of victims whose stolen and forged checks which were initially dropped into the outside mail collection box at the Newtown Post Office, were later found to have been altered and deposited into various bank accounts in Philadelphia, the Paterson (NJ) area, & Bronx, NY. Each of the stolen checks was written and mailed by the victims on 11/19/2020. An unidentified male was captured on various surveillance cameras in New York & Pennsylvania, depositing forged checks and withdrawing funds from those checks. The male was seen wearing the same Nike clothing on various dates and operates a white-colored sedan with tinted windows. The vehicle has distinct damage to the left front bumper & a front license plate.


Please contact us by using the "SUBMIT A TIP" button at the bottom of the page or call Detective Corporal Daniel Bartle at 215-579-100 ext. 288 or via email (danb@twp.newtown.pa.us) if you are able to provide any information regarding this case, or believe that you may be a victim in this case.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:45am

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CA52-6588/89

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