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Missing checks reported following Gainesville post office burglary
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The post office along Green Street in Gainesville. - photo by David Barnes

A Gainesville business reported 19 business checks missing with a potential connection to the Green Street post office burglary, police said.

According to a May 4 Gainesville Police report, mail was stolen containing 19 checks from CWT Farms to vendors that were dated on April 12.

Police said the business checks were reported “stolen from the post office, likely during the incident when the post office was burglarized.”

The U.S. Post Office on Green Street reported April 16 that four of its collection boxes were emptied and its collection bin had been forced open, police said.

The post office employees told authorities they believed it happened between noon April 14 and 1 p.m. April 16.

Representatives from CWT Farms did not respond to multiple attempts for comment from The Times.

Another report was taken April 30 listing St. Paul United Methodist Church on Washington Street in Gainesville as the victim regarding “checks mailed from the post office had not been cleared” and that the case was “probably related to the theft from the post office.”

Representatives from the church said they were unfamiliar with the matter.

In a statement, the U.S. Postal Service said there is an “an ongoing investigation, and postal inspectors are working with the Gainesville Police Department.”

“Any customers who believe that they are victims can report to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service hotline number at 877-876-2455 or file a complaint at postalinspectors.uspis.gov.”

The U.S. Postal Service did not answer specific questions asked by The Times regarding potential suspects, the number of potential victims or the amount of mail taken.

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