Mail thief strikes again
OKLAHOMA CITY – It appears a mail thief has struck again.
Last week, we told you about a woman stealing a UPS package off an Oklahoma City porch.
Now, a metro man said she is back.
Randy McLean said he was watching television in his living room around 4 p.m. Saturday when he looked out his window and saw a woman walking up to his front door.
“I was sitting watching TV in the den and I saw a girl walking up to the front door and she didn’t ring the doorbell,” he said.
McLean said he found that odd, so he went to the front door and saw the woman get into a gold car and drive off.
He then checked his mailbox and found his outgoing mail gone.
“I went and found our mailman,” he said. “I asked him if he’d been to our house yet. He said no and so I came back. I told my wife, ‘That girl stole our outgoing mail.’”
The woman got away with seven checks totaling $780.
McLean said she was the exact same woman featured on KFOR last week.
That time, she was captured on surveillance video stealing a UPS package off another Oklahoma City front porch.
“I was very glad that those people had recorded it,” McLean said.
McLean said the woman who stole his mail looked the same and got into the very same car as the woman on the surveillance video.
“I hope they do catch her,” he said. “I mean, golly, you know, she was very brazen. I mean, to walk up to our house in the middle of the day, about 4 in the afternoon, Saturday?”
McLean said he’ll now have to open a new checking account because all outgoing checks have his bank routing information.
“She knew what she was doing,” he said. “So yeah they can take those checks and wash them somehow and put their own name down and then take it somewhere and cash it.”
McLean is a retired mail carrier.
He said he used to see this crime carried out against businesses on his old mail route.
He said the woman doing this is committing a federal offense.
“I wish she’d get a job and work as hard at a job as she did stealing,” McLean said.
McLean called 911 and gave Oklahoma City police a description of the woman.