A Texas woman is accused of over 50 thefts across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The Houston woman was arrested for stealing checks from a local church, and after further investigation, police discovered this may not have been the first time.
According to the Flower Mound Police Department (FMPD), 30-year-old Graciela Carolina Munoz-Paz has been linked to the mail thefts and check forgeries after police received several reports from local churches between November 2 and November 10.
A couple of days later, she was arrested while sitting outside a church. FMPD released a statement describing the arrest: “On November 17, Munoz-Paz was observed at Flower Mound at a local church. Her vehicle was located, and a traffic stop was initiated. She was arrested and transported to the Denton County Jail without incident.” At the time of her arrest, Munoz-Paz was in possession of many checks made out to churches, according to police. Munoz-Paz’s name was not listed on any of these accounts. Further investigation has linked Munoz-Paz to more than 50 mail thefts in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, which is apparently not a problem for our city council members even as Dallas continues to suffer from high levels of crime.
Munoz-Paz was charged with mail theft, forgery of a governmental instrument, and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.
The case has been forwarded to U.S. Postal Inspectors, according to the police.