Speedy Gonzalez accused of stealing checks from metro Atlanta mailboxes

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Police say they have arrested the man accused of stealing mail in metro Atlanta: Speedy Gonzalez. (Yes, that is his legal name.)

In late January, a man reported that he had some checks stolen from his mailbox in Suwanee. The checks were supposed to be picked up by the USPS and mailed to their intended recipients.

The next day, Jan. 22, the 35-year-old suspect visited the Home Depot on Stone Mountain Highway and made a purchase of over $3,000, according to investigators. After making the purchase, police say Gonzalez returned the items for cash.

In March, after investigating, authorities identified the suspect as Gonzalez and announced that after he is arrested, he will be facing several charges.

During a traffic stop on Saturday, Gonzalez was arrested by police and booked into the Gwinnett County Jail.

According to the arrest report, Gonzalez also has outstanding warrants through the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Gonzalez is facing forgery, identity fraud and theft by deception charges.