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Check scams thought to be related


POSTED: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 11:03pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 11:15pm

In Ascension Parish, robbers are going through the mail and stealing your hard earned money.

Sheriff's deputies arrested Crystal Sampson in Prarieville for allegedly stealing checks out of people's mailboxes and altering them, so she could cash them. Sampson stole letters addressed to bill companies.

It's believed she's part of a much bigger mail stealing ring, with as many as a dozen other people in on the crime.

Investigators think Eddie Mathews could lead them to even more arrests.

He was allegedly questioned at the bank with bogus checks in hand, but he got away.

This is a huge investigation; if you have any information on this case that could help investigators, please pick up the phone and call CrimeStoppers at 344-STOP (7867).

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