Man says tax return stolen from mailbox

Posted at 7:15 PM, Feb 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-27 21:15:20-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- A woman was caught on camera allegedly taking a tax return from the mailbox at a Rose Park home last week.

“She walked up here, pretended to knock, looked over her shoulder grabbed the letter and walked away,” said Travis McKee, the homeowner.

The family’s security camera caught the entire thing.

McKee said he was able to void the check inside with the tax return, but it’s not the money he is worried about.

“It's the social security number. It's dates of birth, me, my wife, our kid, it's the whole nine yards,” McKee said.

A spokesperson with the Utah State Tax Commission said it may be safe to use a post office, but it’s best to check your mailbox regularly.

“We get so much junk mail now,” said Charlie Roberts, with the Utah State Tax Commission. “So we just look in there and just toss everything or look at it two or three days later. We should each pick up our mail daily."

If your tax return is stolen, the state tax commission says to contact them immediately and they can help you through the process that will best protect you.