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Suspected mail thief arrested by sheriff’s deputies after being caught in the act

Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) – The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has issued a statement saying that deputies have arrested a woman that was caught in the act of stealing mail out of the boxes at homes in an area of the county. According to the department, during a routine patrol, deputies were flagged down by workers who witnessed a woman taking mail out of the mailboxes and putting those letters and items into her vehicle. Deputies were able to locate the vehicle and they also witnessed the woman in the process of doing the same.

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said, “A vehicle search recovered mail from seven addresses and six VISA cards.”

At that point, deputies arrested Monica Pamella Swain, 28, and charged her with financial card theft, failure to stop for blue lights, and eight separate counts of petit larceny. She is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center on a $70,000 bond.


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