Security footage catches alleged mail thief in the act

USPS recommends requiring signature upon delivery

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Mail thefts continue to be an issue in Kern County; so much so, in fact, that one man decided to use a security camera and social media to track down the person he believes stole from him.

Security footage shows a woman parking her car, walking up to the man's house and then standing at his door.

After waiting for roughly 40 seconds, she leaves with a package that had been delivered to the man's doorstep.

The man then put the security video on Facebook in an effort to get the alleged thief's face out there.

"Just hoping she would get recognized," he said. "Nobody likes to be stolen from. I thought, maybe if I got it out there somebody might recognize her and that's exactly what happened."

Friends and family recognized the woman's face on social media and reached out to the man. He passed her information along to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

On Monday afternoon, neighbors say they found the following note on their car. It's supposedly from the woman who stole the package.

The original packaging was returned, but the man says that the content was not returned. He says he might still press charges if the woman is arrested.

The U.S. Postal Service says that mail fraud of any kind is a felony, and information that leads to an arrest comes with a $10,000 reward.

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