Wausau Mail Theft/Fraud Case a Reminder to be Vigilant

28-year-old Lao Vang and 25-year-old Ger Moua face multiple charges and are due back in court later this month.

Police say they would steal items like checks, W2s and new debit and credit cards out of mailboxes, then use them to buy 10s of thousands of dollars worth of items.

Officers say there are up to fifty victims.

Cloverbelt Credit Union says one of the suspects tried to pass a bogus check at one of it's branches back in December. And one of it's members fell victim in January.

Vice President Cathy Volkmann says the member, "noticed that there were unauthorized debit card withdrawals from checking and cash withdrawals made at an ATM they had not authorized . And when we did some checking and realized it was not that member who made the transactions."

Volkmann says that's when they started working with police on the investigation.

She says along with watching your accounts closely, it's a good idea to get to know your credit union or bank well and for them to get to know you.

So if something goes wrong, someone may notice.


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