June 9, 2014 7:18 pm

Community mailboxes broken into in Langley: Residents’ identities stolen

VANCOUVER – A quiet Langley neighbourhood is living through a nightmare that could happen to anyone with a community mailbox.

Thieves have broken into their mailbox, stealing people’s identities and racking up huge credit card charges.

Even a city councillor who took the issue to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities has been victimized.

The mailbox has been broken into more than six times in the last few months with the thieves stealing people’s identities and charging about $100,000 to credit cards.

Residents say their email accounts have also been hacked and some have had to change their phone numbers.

“I’ve had some mail theft,” said Langley Township councillor Steve Ferguson. “I’ve had to change my credit cards, I’ve had to watch, I’ve had to make sure I rush to the mail right away as many residents do to make sure that nobody’s going to rip me off from my mail.”

“And people throughout this country really really care about their mail system.”

- With files from John Daly.

 

© Shaw Media, 2014

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