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Joplin mail thieves stole car titles, W-2 forms, and financial statements

A pair of mail thieves were caught in Joplin last week. Jasper county Randee Kaiser released an update press release regarding the incident:

“On January 29th, at approximately 3:00 PM, Jasper County deputies were following up on information regarding the recent mail theft suspects. During the investigation detectives searched a room at the Tara Motel located near I-44/Old 66 that both Sturgis and Blake had rented and located opened mail that contained W-2 forms, car titles, financial statements, checks and credit cards belonging to additional victims of Jasper County.

Approximately an additional 170 victims have been identified and will be contacted in reference to these thefts. More charges will be sent to the prosecutor on both suspects and other agencies are now assisting with this investigation, including Joplin Police Department and Newton County Sheriff’s Office. This investigation continues and more charges may arise. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office will be working over the next several days to get the stolen mail repackaged and delivered to the victims.”

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