PD: Woman accused of stealing rent checks from Phoenix drop boxes

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A 33-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing checks from Phoenix tenants who put their rent in drop boxes.

Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said Cary Dell Franco was located and taken into custody last week and booked for forgery.

Thompson said Franco is not the only suspect committing this crime and in some cases it caused the victims to be evicted from their homes for failure to pay rent.

Thompson reminds tenants to pay rent in person if possible or use the U.S. mail. They also warn sometimes the "outgoing mail" box may not be secure.

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