My husband works in a small town during the week and rents a unit in a complex of 5 units.
He lives in #3 and the guy who lives in #5 used to live in #3 for 5 years but moved into #5 when it became vacant.
Old mate in number 5 hasn't had his address changed in anything so DHs box is always full of old mates mail which DH puts into the correct box for him but just lately he has been getting no mail what's so ever an as a result his power bill was paid late and all important communication from his real estate is not getting received. He didn't even know his real estate had changed to another one and a letter sent out to all tenants in the complex as a reminder about noise he never got.
He has tried putting a note in his mail box saying leave my mail alone but it still keeps going missing. He has also told the real estate that he is not getting his mail and suspects #5 is taking it but they have done nothing.
There is no little loopy thing so he can't put a padlock on it either.
DH went in to pay his rent yesterday and was told that issues had come up during their inspection (he hadn't done his dishes from the night before... boo frickin hoo!!) and he got angry at them because he didn't get notice that thy were coming and reminded them that he has informed them several times that his mail is going missing and to send notices and important stuff via email.... Their response "get a po box"
Old mate works nights and DH works days but has been trying to catch him coming home so he an confront him.
Is mail theft illegal or just frowned upon? I know identity theft is a major issue these days so would hate money to start going missing on us! What else can we do to stop this guy? Who can we report it to if anyone?