CONCORD, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Six people were charged on Aug. 23 after a months-long investigation into a postal carrier robbery.
According to the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office, a robbery occurred in November 2022 at The Greens of Concord apartment complex on Daley Circle. The incident led to hundreds of victims’ financial data being compromised by means of stolen personal and/or business checks.
Subsequent search warrants recovered hundreds of stolen checks, preventing many citizens from becoming the victim of fraud and/or identity theft.
“We started receiving multiple check fraud investigations, which was a higher amount than what is usual,” said Lt. Chris Smith with the Criminal Investigations Division. “This investigation initially revealed that a postal carrier was actually robbed.”
Letter carrier union leaders said it has a big impact on not only their ability to deliver mail but also serve as the eyes and ears of a community.
“Before, we were walking around freely, doing our job and paying attention to what’s going on,” said Sylvin Stevens with the National Association of Letter Carriers. “Now, we’re watching over our shoulder, worried that someone might roll up on us.”
Six suspects were charged with felony offenses ranging from Obtaining Property by False Pretenses to Common Law Robbery.
In this case, the following suspects were charged and arrested; all have bonded out except Tre’mayne Chapman.
- Tre’Mayne Ja’mon Chapman: Common Law Robbery, Safecracking, Felony Possession of Stolen Goods, Resist-Delay or Obstruct; $250,000 secured bond (Cabarrus County)
- Savoy Grissett: Common Law Robbery, Safecracking, Felony Possession of Stolen Goods, Resist-Delay or Obstruct, Obtaining Property by False Pretenses, Uttering a Forged Instrument; $80,000 Secured Bond (Cabarrus County)
- Iizayak Bostick: Obtaining Property by False Pretenses, Conspiracy (two counts); $10,000 Secured Bond (Cabarrus County)
- Jasaan Rodgers-Freeman: Obtaining Property by False Pretenses, Conspiracy; $5,000 Secured Bond (Cabarrus County)
- Shaqwan Keshawn Davis: Common Law Robbery, Safecracking, Felony Possession of Stolen Goods, Resisting; $6,500 Secured Bond (Mecklenburg County)
- Kaliyah Enfinique Hopper: Conspiracy, Obtaining Property by False Pretenses (4 counts)
The sheriff’s office received assistance from the State Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Greensboro Police Department, and several other agencies.
“When you recover hundreds of stolen checks, you have people that might not even know they’re a victim,” Smith said. “It’s something that takes an extreme amount of time.”