Woman accused of stealing items from inside Post Office

By: Laura Beranek Email
By: Laura Beranek Email

LOYALL, Ky. (WYMT) An Eastern Kentucky woman is accused of stealing other people's mail.

But, police say this isn't the first time Tina Cox has been accused of mail theft.

Loyall Police Officer Michael Lunsford said he has never seen someone repeat the same crime so many times.

Cox was first accused of the crime in 2007.

She faces felony charges for the accusations that she broke into mail boxes and parcel containers inside the Loyall Post Office, taking items like assorted mail, a pressure cooker, a hand mixer, children's DVD's, and multi-vitamins.

Police say she used small tools to pry open the boxes.

The Loyall PD and officers with the U.S. Post Office arrested Cox Tuesday night at her home on Morgan Drive.

She is in the Harlan County Detention Center, and declined an interview.

You can report suspicious activity or postal crimes by calling the US Postal Inspection Service National Law Enforcement Communication Center at 1-877-876-2455 or by filing a report online at www.postalinspectors.uspis.gov.

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