HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Three Connecticut residents have been arrested charged with being a part of a stolen postal money order scheme. A federal grand jury in New Haven returned a 15 count indictment charging 35 year old Marc Alexander, 38 year old Rachel Alexander and 42 year old Bernard Harris with stealing blank postal money orders and cashing in on them for a total of $300,000.
The indictment alleges the money orders were stolen from the U.S. Post Office in Old Greenwich. Police say Mark and Rachel Alexander used a computer to imprint the postal money order to make them look authentic. Then the trio would deposit the bogus money order into numerous bank accounts at an ATM or with tellers. Investigators say they withdrew money and used the funds.
The three are being charged with multiple counts of wire fraud. Each charge carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000.