Authorities have busted up a four-person rent check theft ring.
They say Yensy Guevara, 35; Juan Noda, 28; Heysy Lopez, 28; and Lazaro Velazques, 28; used a coat hangar-type device with something sticky on the end to lift checks out of drop boxes at apartment complexes in Clearwater, Pensacola, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Fort Myers, Sarasota, and Bradenton.
The four then cashed the checks.
Officials say there were 300 victims who lost a total of $400 thousand.
It took authorities from several agencies two years to end the ring.