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Trouble After Check Theft

March 20, 1988

The best of luck to all those unfortunate people whose Social Security checks were recently stolen from an Orange County mail carrier's car.

I have been working with my aunt and uncle, whose checks were taken from a mail carrier's car in Gardena in September, 1986. Both checks were cashed.

After several trips to the Social Security office, many, many phone calls and letters to the county supervisor and the congressman in that area, my aunt finally received a duplicate check--10 months after the theft.

My uncle's check has still not been replaced, although another trip to the Social Security office leads my aunt to believe that she might be getting it soon. That will be nearly a year and a half after the theft.

I do wish to say, however, that we have always been treated with the utmost courtesy by the personnel at the Social Security office.

EILEEN F. WOOD

La Palma

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