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Chilliwack postal worker charged with mail theft

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Mounties have made what they are calling a "significant arrest" of a Canada Post employee who is alleged to have been stealing mail from mailboxes in Chilliwack.

Candace Waller of Chilliwack has been charged with theft of mail, possession of stolen property and fraud.

“Canada Post investigators have been paramount as Waller is an employee of Canada Post,” said Cpl. Brock Rayworth, the officer in charge of the Chilliwack RCMP Property Crime section.

“The Chilliwack Property Crime section has been working hand in hand with Canada Post investigators on this and other investigations.”

The Upper Fraser Valley, along with the rest of the Lower Mainland, has been dealing with multiple reports of mail theft from mail boxes.

Local RCMP say they have taken a proactive approach to the problem, and it's working.

“We have seen a decrease in mail thefts of close to 70 per cent since January of this year,” Cpl. Rayworth said. “The members of the UFVRD Property Crime section have worked some very long hours on these time consuming investigations, and the end result has been a significant reduction in the thefts of mail in the Upper Fraser Valley.”

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