Canada Post employee arrested in mail-theft case

RCMP say mailbox break-ins are down dramatically since January, and a Chilliwack woman faces several charges.

Chilliwack RCMP say thefts from mail boxes is down.

Following up on a series of curbside mailbox break-ins, the RCMP has made an arrest.

A cooperative investigation between the RCMP and Canada Post led to Chilliwack native Candace Waller. She now faces charges of theft of mail, possession of stolen property and fraud.

“The Chilliwack Property Crime section has been working hand in hand with Canada Post investigators on this and other investigations,” said RCMP Brock Rayworth. “Canada Post investigators have been paramount, as Waller is an employee of Canada Post.”

The entire Upper Fraser Valley region has been dealing with mail-box theft, but Rayworth said a proactive approach has yielded solid results so far this year.

“We have seen a decrease in mail thefts of close to 70 percent since January,” Rayworth said. “The members of the UFVRD Property Crime section have worked long hours on these time consuming investigations, and the end result has been a significant reduction in the thefts of mail in the Upper Fraser Valley.”

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