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Wash. man arrested with 1,000 lbs. of stolen mail

Adam Lysiak was arrested on Feb. 12, 2013 for investigation of identity theft and possession of stolen property after police say they found more than 1,000 lbs. of stolen mail in his possession. KIRO

(CBS/AP) FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Police in Port Townsend, Wash., say they recovered more than 1,000 pounds of stolen mail when they arrested a man who had been sought by state corrections officers for escaping from community custody in Federal Way.

Adam Lysiak, 38, was held on $250,000 bail after his arrest on Tuesday for investigation of identity theft and possession of stolen property.

Officer Luke Bogues Lysiak has previous convictions for identity theft, possession of stolen property and possession of fraudulent bank checks.

The 38-year-old is accused of stealing from mailboxes in Kitsap, Jefferson and neighboring counties to create fake identities, forge identification cards, pass bad checks and use stolen credit cards.

CBS affiliate KIRO reports Port Townsend police detectives are sorting the mail and plan to start contacting victims by late next week.

According to the station, detectives said they want to hear from any businesses in the area who think Lysiak may have used stolen credit cards or checks to buy things from their stores.

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