Mail thief spends more than $900 with stolen debit card

Surveillance footage of the suspected man who stole a credit card. (Courtesy: JCSO)

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies are asking the public for their help in identifying a man who stole a debit card from a mailbox and spent more than $900. The fraud was reported on April 22nd.

After using the stolen card at four different shops in Jacksonville and Medford, officials finally obtained surveillance footage of the suspect going into a Chevron gas station in Jacksonville.

The footage provides a description of the suspect – a white man with brown hair and a brown beard.

Sgt. Julie Denney of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said there isn’t much predictability for mail theft. “Mail theft tends to happen in waves. We’ll see it happen in different parts of the county and there doesn't really seem to be any predictability to it,” Denney said.

Denney said mail theft has the potential to put yourself at other risks as well.

“When we see that mail is being stolen usually there will be some form of identity theft after that whether that's people cashing checks or using credit cards that don't belong to them,” she said.

Denney talked about the importance of keeping a close eye on your mail and bank account to prevent this from happening.

“It's a lesson to everyone to pay attention to when you're expecting mail like credit cards to come and also to keep an eye on your bank activity so that you know something fraudulent is going on,” Denney said.

If you have any information regarding this case please call, or TEXT, Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon at 1-800-850-0580 and refer to case number KTVL 050719.

Depending on the case and the information given, Crime Stoppers will pay a reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and filing of charges. Callers can remain anonymous. The reward is sponsored by Rogue Credit Union.

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