Authorities: Man stole mail, used forged checks to get cash
Authorities say a man stole mail sent to western Michigan residents and used forged bank account checks and credit card convenience checks get cash.
The U.S. attorney's office say 32-year-old Zachary Stephen Thomas of Holland was arrested last weekend on a criminal complaint charging him with mail theft and bank fraud.
He faces up to 5 years in prison for mail theft and up to 30 years for bank fraud.
The Associated Press left a message seeking comment Tuesday from public defender David Kaczor.
The Grand Rapids Press reports police recovered about 1,000 pieces of mail in a garbage container behind a Saugatuck gas station.
Authorities say Thomas began stealing mail in December in Holland.
They say he deposited forged checks and withdrew cash before the bank noticed the fraud.