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Thieves steal checks from mail, use check washing tactics to alter them and steal thousands

7 ABC Eyewitness News

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Thieves are snagging checks from the mail and using check washing tactics to alter them and steal from you.

Thieves changed one woman's check from $9 to more than $9,000 and cashed it. A 95-year-old World War II veteran ii Chicago is fighting to get a stolen check back for nearly $7,000. Both checks were in the mail.

"At 18, they drafted him. He fought for his country and he's very proud," said Theresa Olive, daughter of Will Ricks, Sr.


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