California thief slices open mail, then reseals envelopes

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) — A rash of mail tampering incidents has led to missing money and an unusual M.O. in San Diego, California.

On Winnebago Avenue in late June, Kelly Craig was standing in front of her home talking to a neighbor.

“Around 10:30 a.m., the mail carrier dropped off the mail in front of me,” said Craig.

A few minutes later, Craig got her mail and noticed something. One of her envelopes was sliced open on the side.

“Looks like a razor blade slit the side,” said Craig.

Inside, she found a birthday card from her mother, mailed from Montana. The usual money was not there. A call to mom revealed $280 in cash should have been inside.

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