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WALDORF, Md. – The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of checks being stolen and altered after they have been placed in the mail. Both personal and business checks have been stolen.

The CCSO Criminal Investigations Division is investigating these crimes in conjunction with the United States Postal Inspection Service.

Anyone who may have been a victim of this crime should contact CCSO at 301-932-2222 as well as file a report with the United States Postal Inspection Service at uspis.gov/report.

The CCSO encourages citizens to use alternative means of money transfer, such as paying bills online or electronic transfers, as this crime trend remains active. It is imperative that citizens and businesses track the checks they have written and ensure that they have been cleared appropriately.

By using these steps and remaining diligent, citizens can assist law enforcement in curbing this crime trend.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in 2001 and has since earned the highest rating of Excellence. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS.

Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: www.p3intel.com. 

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10 Comments

  1. The elderly still uses checks and unfortunate the bulk of the victims that fall prey to these fraudsters. They need to be educated on EFT and online banking.

  2. I experienced an unfriendly mail lady 1 day. I went up to her + she snapped: don’t talk to me. its enough of a reason to stay away from the post office.

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