Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office looking for suspect in stolen mail investigation

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office:

As a result of an investigation conducted by Detectives in the Property Crimes Division of the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, a total of 13 felony and 3 misdemeanor charges have been brought in connection with a series of mail thefts in the Candler community.

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the suspect, Caitlin Jordan Smith. Ms. Smith has recently resided in the Candler and Canton areas.

During the investigation, Detectives recovered more than 300 pieces of mail and packages stolen from area residents including a number of personal checks made payable to businesses for bills.

Detectives are working with Postal Employees to return unopened mail and packages to the owners this week. All households with stolen mail or packages will be contacted by the Sheriff’s Office if they have not already been contacted.

Thank you to the Canton Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

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