Water Bills Stolen

By: Mindy Stone
By: Mindy Stone

Possibly hundreds of paid water bills Filled with private information. Checks and money orders could be in the hands of thieves. The Stratmoor Hills Water District was broken into sometime late Sunday night or early Monday morning. Besides the missing money, this could mean all these customers face having their identities stolen.

About 2000 water bills were mailed out to customers last week. But, Monday morning there were no envelopes in the front hallway of the building. Employees fear thieves may have stolen them if they were put in the drop slot of the front door over the weekend. And their customers may now be victims of identity theft.

Some customers use this drop slot to pay their water bills. But Monday morning there were no envelopes in the front hallway of the building. And when Ralph Ravenscroft showed up to work six of the windows were busted out of this office building. "It was very evident that they walked up to the building, right up to our windows," said Ralph Ravenscroft, Operations Manager. Ravenscroft says he could see footprints in the snow. But, the building doesn't have an alarm or cameras outside. He hopes surveillance video from the business next door will help authorities track down the thieves. "I'm afraid they might have gotten hold of some of our customers checks or money orders with personal information on them," said Ravenscroft. The water district doesn't know if anyone's bill was stolen. But they still want to get the word out. "Given it was a holiday maybe people didn't drop off their bills the way they normally do. But, it's a chance we don't want to take," said Ravenscroft.

If you dropped off your water bill payment over the weekend.
Please call the Stratmoor Hills Water District to make sure they received it.


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