Mail thief targets Jensen Beach neighborhood - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Mail thief targets Jensen Beach neighborhood

  • Fox 29 Daily HeadlinesMore>>

  • Florida State removes statue of founder, slave owner Eppes

    Florida State removes statue of founder, slave owner Eppes

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:17 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:17:52 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:25:26 GMT

    Eppes was once commemorated as the founder of FSU, and until early Thursday morning his statue was on the school's Westcott Plaza.

    More >>

    Eppes was once commemorated as the founder of FSU, and until early Thursday morning his statue was on the school's Westcott Plaza.

    More >>
  • Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

    Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:31:41 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:22 AM EDT2018-07-19 05:22:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

    More >>

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

    More >>
  • Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

    Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:25:22 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:47 AM EDT2018-07-18 14:47:09 GMT
    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019. (Source: Pixabay, File)The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019. (Source: Pixabay, File)

    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019.

    More >>

    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019.

    More >>

Story Video: Click here

Joyce Szczocczarz says it's just not fair. 

“They always want more than what they have,” she says. “Nobody's ever happy. Be happy with what you got!”

She put mail in her mailbox on Monday the 26, including a few bills and a birthday card with a check for her daughter. 

She didn't realize that there was no mail pickup that day, until her husband came home and noticed something fishy. 

“Every single mailbox is open,” she recalls her husband telling her. “You didn't have anything in there did you? I said ‘Yeah I did'. He said 'Why?' Well, I didn't realize there wasn't mail yesterday."

Turns out Joyce was a victim of mail theft  and she wasn't the only one in the Jensen Park Estates Community. 

“In the last couple of days we've had 13 mailboxes that were clearly tampered with,” Martin County Sheriff William Snyder says. “Somebody went to the mail moved it around looking for items of value.”

The worry is those thieves will use those valuable pieces of mail to get credit card or bank information. 

The sheriff is warning residents to be careful of what the put in or receive in their mailbox. 

His second warning, this one directly to the Post-Christmas Grinch,  time is ticking on your spree. 

“They persist in hitting us in Martin County, and I will give them my personal assurance that we will ultimately catch them,” Sheriff Snyder says.

As for Joyce, dealing with the aftermath has been a pain. 

“You had to go to the bank and close accounts and open new accounts and go to social security,” she says.

Joyce says she won't make the same mistake again, but is frustrated that it has even come to that point. 

“What are you gonna do? You just wonder what makes people bad?"

The sheriff’s office encourages anyone else who believes they were a victim of a mail thief to contact their office.

Scripps Only Content 2016

Powered by Frankly

1100 Banyan Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.