PICKENS COUNTY — Two of three individuals identified in several incidents of mail theft in Dacusville and Easley have been arrested and investigators are looking for the third. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests could be made.
The arrests cleared three cases of mail theft and forgery – one on Jan. 21 on Old Dacusville Road, one on Feb. 14 on Clear Dawn Drive and one on Feb. 15 on Hollywood Drive.
Joshua Paul Jackson, 26, of 110 Galaxy Drive in Easley, was charged with forgery. Bond was set at $3,000 surety. He was also charged with a probation violation. Bond on that charge was set at $5,000 surety.
He remained in the Pickens County Detention Center on Monday night.
Christina Marie Epps, 30, of 139 Silvery Lane in Liberty, was charged with simple larceny and receiving/possession of stolen property. Bond on each charge was set at $2,000 surety.
She was also charged with driving under suspension (third or greater), habitual offender and possession of a stolen vehicle. She was also served with a Magistrate’s Court bench warrant.
Bond on the other charges was set at $2,000 surety on the DUS charge, $4,000 surety on the habitual offender charge; $2,000 surety on the stolen vehicle charge; and $652.50 cash on the bench warrant.
She remained in the Pickens County Detention Center on Monday night.
Police are still looking for Cheyanne Marie Holland, 24, of 7707 Moorefield Memorial Highway in Liberty, on charges of forgery.
“We continue to encourage our citizens to avoid placing outgoing mail in a residential mailbox due to the risks associated with identity theft and the ability to forge checks,” Sheriff Rick Clark said. “These thieves get up every morning and go to work just like you and I except their job is riding around and looking for the checks that you have written to pay your bills.”
Clark reminded residents that pulling up the red flag to alert a mail carrier you had mail to pick up also lets thieves know you have something they can steal.
“Please, if at all possible, protect yourself by hand delivering your items to the postal carrier or simply using another method of mailing your correspondence,” he said.