USPS Mail Carrier Accused of Stealing Credit Cards in Miami Beach

A mail carrier who worked in Miami Beach and her boyfriend are facing charges after authorities say she stole credit cards that they used to make purchases.

Nasheria Nicole James, 28, and James Lorenzo Macklin, 29, were arrested Thursday, according to Miami Beach Police arrest reports.

James is charged with organized scheme to defraud, unlawful possession of a stolen credit or debit card, and unlawful possession of five or more identities. Macklin is charged with grand theft and fraudulent use or possession of personal identification. It's unknown if they've hired attorneys.

According to the reports, several complaints were made by Miami Beach residents that they weren't receiving their mail. One resident said their American Express card that they were expecting in the mail never arrived and was later used to make $430 in purchases at a WalMart, the report said.

Authorities later discovered the card had been used by James and Macklin, the report said.

When James met with detectives, she said she had been a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier for about two years and admitted to stealing mail in the past five months, the report said. James said she would keep mail that felt like it had credit cards inside and had stolen about 10 cards that she gave to Macklin, the report said.

Detectives later found multiple pieces of mail at James' home as a well as a notebook containing personal information of 17 people, including their names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers, the report said.

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