Identity Theft and Package Scam

There has been a recent increase in identity theft/package scams in town. Individuals are having cell phones sent to addresses in town under the name of someone else, which is usually a real name and the person is unaware that their name is being used for such things.(Identity Theft).

The individuals who are doing this, then track the package to its destination, and in a lot of cases are there in the area when the delivery is made. They will then retrieve the package from whatever residence or location where it was delivered.  

Being that your Police Department would like to catch the individuals responsible for this, we are asking the public for assistance. If you happen to notice FedEx or UPS trucks in your neighborhoods making deliveries, please keep an eye out for vehicles arriving soon after the package is delivered. Someone will get out, usually run up and grab the package and try to leave quickly. If this occurs, contact the Police immediately and try to provide vehicle make, model, color, plate number, and description of individuals involved. This will assist your Police Department greatly in the efforts to catch these individuals and to prosecute these individuals in court.

Thank you for your assistance.