Mail thefts plaguing Middleton businesses

The Middleton Police Department says an increasing amount of mail has been reported stolen from businesses in the city’s industrial park recently, according to a report from WMTV NBC-15.

With the number of incidents on the rise, investigators suspect the perpetrators are looking for any checks they could steal, forge, and cash in.

The Middleton Police Department offered the following tips to businesses to protect themselves from such thefts:

  • Promptly pick up mail;
  • Deposit mail close to pick up time;
  • Try different payment methods with your vendors or customers instead of checks or cash through the mail;
  • Arrange for mail pick up or use a P.O. Box; and
  • Hold mail on days that your business is not open.