Massive mail fraud investigation underway across Metro Detroit

Nearly 1,000 victims had mail stolen

A massive mail fraud investigation is underway after mail was stolen from nearly 1,000 people across Metro Detroit.
A massive mail fraud investigation is underway after mail was stolen from nearly 1,000 people across Metro Detroit.

DETROIT – A massive mail fraud investigation is underway after mail was stolen from nearly 1,000 people across Metro Detroit.

Many of the victims had their identities stolen, according to police. Thieves targeted homes in affluent areas. The goal was to steal mail out of mailboxes, police said.

The fraud is suspected to have begun in 2018. Bloomfield Hills, Franklin, Bloomfield Township, Southfield, Troy, Farmington Hills are all believed to have been areas impacted by the scheme.

Two men have been charged and more charges are expected, police said. The men have been identified as Malik Frazier and Ronald Reese.

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About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.