Florida man faces mail theft charge


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A Florida man faces theft charges after police said he stole checks from a Paducah church mailbox and cashed them.

Vlad Dragos Baceanu, 35, was arrested in Hollywood, Florida, after the church reported someone had stolen checks totaling more than $11,000.

Paducah Police said detectives traced the checks to an ATM in Hollywood, where they had been cashed, and developed Baceanu as a suspect.

He faces a charge of theft of mail matter, and is awaiting extradition to Kentucky.

Police did not say whether they expect to file additional charges. The investigation is ongoing.

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