Thursday, December 20, 2018

Police warn of 'sophisticated' way criminals are using to get your personal info

By: Mike Petchenik
Updated: Dec 20, 2018 - 6:49 AM

A man is accused of stealing a family's mail by placing a hold on it – and it was a postal worker who helped lead police to solving the crime.

Dunwoody police said in this case, a mailman delivered them the suspect after noticing a suspicious "hold mail" request from the victim.

Officer Anwar Sillah said the post office conducted a sting holding back some junk mail. And a few days later, they said Samuel Oyinola showed up to collect.

He's now facing several charges, including ID theft.

"Whenever you've gone a few days and notice there's no mail in your mailbox, after a certain amount of days that should raise a red flag and you might want to check with your postal carrier and make sure there's not a mail hold being placed on your mail,” Sillah said.

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