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Police Department is currently investigating a series of recent thefts from the
mailbox and the water department drop box located at the Town Center circle on
Tubb Street by the Oakland Town Hall. The thefts date back to the end of
October and are as recent as a week. Anyone who has used these two
receptacles to mail bills, and have been notified their bills were not
received, may be a victim of this scheme. We know of at least three
instances where victims’ checks were modified and cashed.
identified who we believe may be responsible for these crimes and the Winter
Garden Police Department and US Postal Inspection Service are now working in
conjunction with the Oakland Police Department in this case. We wish to
alert residents who may be victim of check or money order fraud which relates
to these drop boxes to please contact Detective Brandon McDonnell here at the
Oakland Police Department. He can be reached at 407-656-9797x5. To the best of
our knowledge the thefts from these two drop boxes have ceased.