2 sought in High Point for mail theft, altering checks

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Police are looking for two people believed to be behind stealing mail from mailboxes and altering checks to cash.

"We work really hard for our money," said Huin Rham of High Point, one of the more than 20 victims who have reported their mail stolen and checking accounts drained. "Then somebody just wants to take it easy."

Rham says the thieves stole a check written for a car payment and altered the amount from $389.93 to $1,389.93. The thieves even changed who the check was made out to and then successfully cashed it at a Winston-Salem branch of Bank of America.

Police say the cases are happening in neighborhoods north of Oak Hollow Mall. Investigators have identified the people who cashed the checks and charges are pending but they are still working to identify the two people stealing from mailboxes. Police suggest people drop their mail off at a secure location such as the post office or postal service drop box.

Anyone with information is asked to contact High Point police.