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Mar 2, 2012 6:11 PM by Michael Macias

Mail theft ring broken up in Northern Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say they have broken up a mail-theft ring in northern Colorado that was stealing and cashing checks.

The Greeley Tribune reported Friday that the ring was taking checks from both incoming and outgoing mail left in unsecured residential mailboxes.

Greeley police say the suspects chemically washed the checks to remove the names of the recipients and replace them with their own or their accomplices' names.

Police haven't said how much money was stolen but say it wasn't a "huge" amount.

Authorities arrested six people on Thursday and are seeking six others.

Law-enforcement officers from Greeley, Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Weld County, Larimer County and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service participated in the arrests.

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