Police arrest man accused of stealing mail
Updated: 5/10/2012 6:09 pm | Published: 5/10/2012 5:29 pm
CENTERVILLE, Utah (ABC 4 News) Centerville police arrested a man accused of stealing mail including credit cards and bank account numbers.
The suspects name is Alexander Fraughton. He’s accused of stealing mail in Centerville, Bountiful and from the east side of the Salt Lake Valley.
He allegedly used a drill to get into large blue post office drop boxes.
Centerville police found Fraughton walking on the street May 10 at 3:30 a.m. Officers say they searched him because he looked suspicious. Officers found several items of mail, which did not belong to him.
Police say they also found more stolen mail in Fraughton’s car.
Postal inspector Stephen Danson says the best way to protect yourself from mail fraud is to avoid putting mail in drop boxes after the latest pickup time. Most thefts take place overnight when no one is around.
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