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Folsom, California – The Folsom Police Department has been responding to numerous reports of mail theft over the past several months, with most of the thefts occurring from cluster mailboxes. There has also been an increase in reported cases of identity theft and fraudulent bank and credit transactions in the area.
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of the Folsom Police Department began an investigation which led them to the 1200 block of Creekside Drive. On Friday afternoon, SIU Detectives executed a search warrant in the area which led to the arrest of two individuals on several felony charges. Richard York, 52, from Folsom, and Sarah Carrol, 37, from Placerville, were taken into custody on charges of identity theft, fraud, and narcotics-related offenses.
During the execution of the search warrant, SIU Detectives found stolen mail belonging to dozens of Folsom residents and those living in neighboring cities and counties. The detectives also discovered evidence of fraudulent check manufacturing, identity theft documents such as social security cards, driver’s licenses, passports, USPS cluster mail box master keys, and methamphetamine.
Both York and Carrol were booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail. Detectives will be working to contact the victims of the mail theft and identity theft crimes to return the stolen mail and identity documents to their rightful owners over the next few weeks.
The Folsom Police Department is urging the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities or individuals in their neighborhoods. They also encourage people to take necessary precautions to protect themselves against identity theft, such as monitoring their bank and credit card transactions, and to report any suspicious activity immediately to their local authorities.