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Fighting mail theft in Kern County: Postal Service teaming up with U.S. attorney's office

Official: nearly 2,500 suspects arrested for mail theft
Posted: 8:37 AM, Jun 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-11 15:38:28Z
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KERN COUNTY, Calif. — Officials are looking to put an end to mail theft in Kern County. According to the postal service last year nearly 2,500 suspects were arrested for mail theft nationwide.

The United States Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Attorney's Office hosted a news conference on Monday to discuss their efforts in combating postal crime and mail theft. The agencies along with the Kern County District Attorney's office stressed the importance of reporting mail theft and offered tips on how to stop it.

"Like I said, it's a priority to the community, it's a priority to us. Postal inspectors in Bakersfield are the hardest working postal inspectors in the country, as far as i know," said Postal Inspector Matt Norfleet.

If you're a victim of mail theft, post office officials say call 1-877-876-2455 to report it