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“I cried like a baby,” Oklahoma grandmother upset after grandson’s birthday money stolen from card

OKLAHOMA CITY - A metro grandmother says her grandson's birthday money was stolen after she mailed him his birthday card.

“You will never know how much I love you," was just a portion of what grandmother Rena Reed said to her grandson in his birthday card.

“I sent him some money in his birthday card thinking, you know, that he would get it," said Reed. 

The card arrived, but the $60 in cash was missing.

“I cried like a baby because I’m on a fixed income and I don’t have a lot of money to spend, but I save up for when they have an occasion," said Reed. 

As it turns out, the envelope had been tampered with before it arrived at her grandson's door.

“He went and got this card and the envelope and looked at it, and the whole back end was sliced open," said Reed. 

Her family filed a complaint at the post office, and the USPS says the investigation could be handled internally or externally depending on where the money was stolen. 

Meanwhile, Reed says she's never sending money through the mail again and wants the person responsible to fess up.

“I think they need to meet the Lord and I think they need to go to jail," she said. 

USPS urges people to not send cash through the mail and to avoid letting your mail stay in the mailbox for extended periods of time. 

USPS also offers money orders, which can be replaced if it is lost or stolen.