Suspect Charged with Stealing Mail in Troy, Found with Credit Cards and Checks

(Troy Police, Jan. 19, 2023)

Troy, MI – On January 16, 2023, Troy Police officers were conducting extra patrols in a neighborhood near Crooks Rd and Big Beaver Rd due to numerous complaints of mail theft from residents.

While in the area, an officer observed a female subject opening a mailbox and attempting to remove mail. The officer stopped the vehicle and identified the female as Khaira Howard, a resident of the City of Detroit.

Investigation into Howard and her vehicle revealed numerous pieces of mail from Troy residents, along with personal checks and credit cards in the name of other people.

Howard was charged with multiple counts of Receiving and Concealing Property, Possession of Stolen Financial Transaction Devices and a license violation. Howard was arraigned on the multiple felony charges on January 19th in the 52-4 District Court.

The Troy Police Department would like to recognize our officers for making this crime trend a priority and patrolling our neighborhoods. We continue to ask our residents to be vigilant amid a rise in mail theft reports. Stolen mail can lead to identity theft, stolen checks and negatively affect your credit rating.

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