The U.S. Postal Inspection Service offered a $10,000 reward on Monday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a woman who they believe may be linked to a string of thefts from mail trucks in the Chicago area.
The unidentified woman cashed a check at a currency exchange on the west side of Chicago which was traced back to the vehicle break-ins during July and August. Investigators say she presented a driver’s license which had been determined to be counterfeit.
All told, fourteen postal vehicles were broken into between July 1st and August 3rd, in the Ashburn, Englewood, Ogden Park and Roseland neighborhoods.
Residents who failed to receive checks or credit cards they were expecting, were asked to call the Chicago office of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, at 877-876-2455.