Mail thieves caught stealing debit, credit cards, and checks from victims

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MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford police say there are almost 20 suspects in an identity-theft ring that has struck about 800 mailboxes in Jackson County.

The thefts started in September and some victims lost thousands of dollars. The thieves stole mail, forged checks and got illegal debit and credit cards.

Two people have been arrested on federal charges of identity theft, fraud and conspiracy, and federal warrants have been issued for two more.