Smith County Precinct 5 Constable Kenneth Bibby says theft from mailboxes continues to be a problem in the Lindale area.

“The thieves are stealing mail for pickup that contain checks,” Constable Bibby said. “They alter the checks, get them cashed often before the victims realize the mail containing the checks have been stolen.”

Mail thieves are also targeting packages, escpecially ones containing prescription drugs.

Bibby says when mailing envelopes containing checks, it's always best to take them to the US Post Office or US Post Office mailbox.