2 women to face charges in connection to Winter Garden condolence card mail theft

Victoria Sabinath, Carol Haught arrested on separate charges on Tuesday

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WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – Officials plan to bring charges against two people in connection to a mail theft in Winter Garden.

Victoria Sabinath and Carol Haught were arrested on loitering and prowling charges Tuesday, police said.

News 6 spoke with a homeowner in the Covington Chase subdivision in Winter Garden this week who wanted to get results for himself and his neighborhood. The man told News 6 that surveillance video captured someone driving a white van and stealing from mailboxes on Saturday morning.

"All I had, really, was condolence cards for some firefighters who lost their life," the homeowner said. "They will never get the ones that were written. We will rewrite those cards and mail them out, but luckily, my neighbor saw this occur, or I would have never known those cards were stolen."

Winter Garden police said they found more than 50 pieces of stolen mail with Sabinath and Haught when they were arrested.

"I would have never known if it wasn't for my neighbor who happened to see it, record it and contact me that this had happened," the homeowner said.

Four people filed a complaint with police, and they were able to identify 10 victims whose mail was stolen.

The Winter Garden Police Department handed the case over to the U.S. Postal Service.

The homeowner said he is grateful for his neighbors who shared more videos of the suspected mail thieves with police and helped them get results.

"This is the community coming together. This was the police department working with the community and being able to apprehend these individuals," he said.

Charges are pending for Sabinath and Haught, police said.


About the Authors:

Amanda Castro, a proud UCF alum, joined the News 6 team in November 2015 and was promoted to weekend morning anchor in April 2016. Go Knights!