A Copperas Cove man was charged with fraudulent use or possession of identifying information in connection with criminal mischief to post office boxes at the Copperas Cove post office at 802 East Avenue D on March 20.
Police responded to a criminal mischief complaint at the post office at 12:36 p.m. March 20.
The initial investigation revealed a total of 21 post office boxes damaged and apparently pried open.
A criminal complaint and warrant were filed March 24, charging Jesse Raymond Kissel, 28, with the fraudulent use or possession of identifying information and was served with the warrant at the Coryell County Sheriff’s Office where he was in custody on other unrelated charges.
He was arraigned March 25 by Justice of the Peace Coy Latham and received a $20,000 surety bond.
One of the damaged post office boxes is used by the city.
Anyone who recently made a payment to the city using the city post office box address is encouraged to monitor and safeguard their accounts through their financial institution.
The following post office boxes were damaged or pried open: 9, 39, 69, 99, 129, 130, 160, 249, 279, 550, 599, 1049, 1179, 1209, 1525, 1539, 1569, 1719, 1749, 1779, and 1809.
Kissel remains in the Coryell County Jail.