It could be that Wilton's mailbox bandit has retired, or it could be that he/she just needed a nice long weekend to rest up.
Wilton Police Lieutenant Don Wakeman said on Tuesday that the number of people reporting victimization of mail fraud has abated, a sign that the scheme that has been affecting Wilton in the past few weeks may be behind the town. So far, 37 victims have reported altered checks worth in excess of $87,000, while an additional 11 victims have reported missing checks, to the tune of a little over $29,000.
"I think it's been about a week since we've had our last complaintant come in," Wakeman said. "They've obviously slowed down and we're hoping that's a sign that the theft of mail has discontinued."
Wakeman said the department continues to work with the Postal Inspector's office to resolve the case, even though the case was recently handed over to federal authorities.
"All the legwork remains ongoing at this point," Wakeman said.