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2 women charged with stealing mail in Lincoln County

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    - LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
    This mail was recovered by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
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    - Courtesy: Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
    Kasey Turner
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    - Courtesy: Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
    Lyndsay Thacker

Two Lincolnton women have been charged with stealing mail from mailboxes in eastern Lincoln County, authorities said.

Lyndsay Lee Thacker, 27, of the 2900 block of Gates Road, and Kasey Danielle Turner, 26, of the 2700 block of Philadelphia Church Road, were charged Monday night with one count of misdemeanor larceny, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office gave this description:

Deputies were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle call in the area of Old Plank Road and Business N.C. 16 around 9 p.m. Monday over concerns of a vehicle stopping at mailboxes along the road.

The driver, Thacker, told deputies that she and a friend had been stealing mail looking for money and gift cards because they could not buy Christmas presents for their kids, authorities said. Three young children were in the back seat of the vehicle.

Deputies found a trash bag in the vehicle filled with mail.

Mail was stolen from about 50 mailboxes that included Basin Lane, Burgin Trail, Cabin Lane, Mt. Zion Church Road, Old Plank Road, Fountain Lane, N.C. 16, Lowes Lane, South Ingleside Farm Road, Little Egypt Road and Dayton Lane.

Thacker and Turner were placed in county jail under a $10,000 secured bond each, and the incidents were reported to the U.S. Postal Service.

All of the mail was turned over to the postal inspector, and Lincoln authorities expect that the postal service will be able to deliver the mail to the proper recipients, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Larry Seagle said Wednesday.

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