Woman arrested in relation to Canterbury mail thefts

Woman arrested in relation to Canterbury mail thefts

Canterbury

Canterbury Police have today arrested a 36-year-old woman in relation to the theft of mail from Diamond Harbour and surrounding areas. 
 
The arrest follows reports of stolen mail over several months, and the use of stolen credit cards to purchase groceries, cigarettes, alcohol and petrol. 
 
More than 70 pieces of stolen mail were recovered during a search warrant carried out at a Diamond Harbour address this morning. 
 
The woman is scheduled to appear in Christchurch District Court on Friday 21 December on charges relating to fraud, receiving stolen property, and drugs. 
 
Police are working to identify and contact the rightful owners of the recovered mail. 
 
We would like to thank those members of the public who provided information to assist our investigation. 
 
Enquiries are ongoing to establish whether anyone else was involved in the offending and we remain keen to hear from anyone who can provide further information. 
 
ENDS 
 
Issued by Police Media Centre.