Officials obtained photos of Rolando Solano and Jose Antigua as they deposited checks 'not' written to them.
Postal inspectors say they began tracking this duo after investigating complaints from customers 'not' receiving their mail.
“When we looked at that - those checks going into this account, matched up with the address and name of the victims of the people that say they had not received mail or the mailbox had been pried open,” Adam Fascio, U.S. Postal Inspector.
With photos of the thieves’, faces authorities began the process of trying to identify them.
“We then put up wanted posters in local post offices and we got a hit. We got someone that came in and said, ‘Hey, I know this guy,’” says Fascio.
That is when both men were taken into custody. Inspectors say the lesson here is simple: Keep track of your mail when it arrives or when it is missing.
Be mindful. If you don`t receive mail for a couple of days or if you notice your mailbox might be damaged - report it to the post office,” says Fascio.
Rolando Solance was convicted of grand larceny and sentenced to two to four years in prison. Jose Antigua was also convicted with grand larceny and deported in lieu of prison time.