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Sheriff's office investigating mail theft and fraud

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Posted at 2:53 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 08:27:35-04

EL PASO COUNTY — The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported mail theft and credit card fraud.

A person living in the 3900 block of Pine Air Place in northern El Paso County checked their mail on May 11 after the normal delivery time and noticed their mailbox was empty, and saw several empty envelopes on the ground near the mailboxes.

The victim checked their business credit card account and saw several fraudulent transactions from the same day, totaling more than $2,000, at businesses in the Jackson Creek Parkway area.

Surveillance video from one of the businesses gave the Sheriff's Office two suspects.

The first is described as a man with a light complexion, short hair, a beard and mustache. The second is a woman with brown and red hair.

In the surveillance images the man was wearing sunglasses, a black shirt red pants, and white tennis shoes. The woman was wearing a blue zippered jacket with a yellow stripe on both arms.

They were believed to be traveling in a dark-colored sedan that could be a Chrysler 200 or 300. No license plate information is currently available.

Anyone with information should call the Sheriff's Office Patrol Tip Line at 719-520-7777 or email Deputy Kimble Gingrich at KimbleGingrich@elpasoco.com.

The Sheriff's Office said any information, like remembering suspicious vehicles or people in the area on the date of the crime, could help them solve this case.