NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
October 10, 2006
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420


     Residents in the north end of Okaloosa County need to take extra precautions when putting bills in the mail boxes in front of their homes. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is receiving reports of someone stealing bills, credit cards, and other items out of mail boxes in Crestview and outlying areas.

       Residents should bring in their mail promptly whenever possible. You can also take your bills and any other mail containing personal information like account numbers directly to the Post Office.

     It's also always advisable to keep a close tab on your credit card report and your bank accounts. Please report any suspicious activity to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office immediately by calling 689-5650 or 651-7400.