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‘Check washing’ scam using stolen mail costing central Ohioans


LANCASTER, Ohio (WCMH) — Law enforcement agencies across central Ohio are warning people to take steps to protect their bank accounts after a string of mail thefts across the area.

Justin Edwards is one of roughly 45 people who filed a report with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office after thousands of dollars were drained from his checking account because of the thefts.

“I got an email saying that my checking account was zero,” Edwards said. “At first, it was panic.”

Edwards looked at his bank account online.


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