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Ray Crickard arrested in Stowe mail theft

posted at 2:17 pm Wed Jan 2nd, 2008 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Stowe police have made an arrest in a wave of mail thefts in Stowe and Morrisville.

Police allege Ray Crickard, 48, of North Troy he stole about 25 checks and two-dozen Netflix videos from at least 16 mailboxes, most of those in Stowe.

Crickard is charged with multiple counts of larceny, false pretenses, forgery and computer crimes.

In addition to stealing mail - which is a federal offense - Crickard is accused of using the personal information on the stolen checks to pay off his personal credit-card account online. Police allege he also altered at least one stolen check and tried to cash it.

Federal postal officials worked with Stowe police on the case, and police said Crickard might face federal charges, as well as local charges.

Crickard was a delivery man for the Burlington Free Press, delivering newspapers in Stowe and on the outskirts of Morrisville, police said. Typically, the paper is placed in a small delivery tube that's installed near the mailbox.

Read the whole story in the Stowe Reporter:

Relevant Address(es):
Morrisville, VT 05661 (Set as Local)
Stowe, VT 05672 (Set as Local)

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