Woman arrested, accused of stealing mail from apartment complex

Woman arrested, accused of stealing mail from apartment complex

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Columbia Police Department investigators are still trying to determine why they say a woman stole and rummaged through the mail of several apartment tenants on Wheat Street.

According to investigators, Rita Payne Smith, 56, is charged with petit larceny, possession of master keys, and malicious injury to property.

Police say Smith was caught on camera stealing mail and throwing many pieces of mail in a nearby trash can while keeping others.

The US Postal Service assisted CPD in connection with this case.

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