Postal Service investigating UCF students' mail arriving already opened



ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Complaints by nearly two dozen University of Central Florida students that their mail was tampered with have launched an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service.

Last fall, workers at a Postal Service distribution center noticed a letter that arrived at the center had been opened. Since that time 19 more opened letters have been found. All of the letters appeared to have been opened before arriving at the distribution center.

Officials said gift cards were reportedly taken from six of the letters over the holidays.

"I'm surprised anyone would have the morals or value to think that that's OK to do," said UCF student Dana Faught.

"(It) raises concerns, especially here. I'm new here and hoping that kind of thing wouldn't really happen here," said student Andre Lopez.

The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General is investigating.

Channel 9's Ryan Hughes learned that mail for UCF arrives at a facility near Orlando International Airport and then is sent to the Waterford Lakes Post Office, where it is sorted before making its way to UCF.