Three Postal Service workers were arrested on charges related to a $1.3 million fraud and identity theft scheme in which they allegedly swindled credit cards from mail they were delivering, according to the Justice Department.
In addition to the three post office workers, six others were involved in the scheme and are facing various charges that could entail over 30 years behind bars, per the DOJ. The fraud machination took place in New York and New Jersey starting in 2018.
“These nine defendants, three of which are postal employees, sought to enrich themselves by stealing mail directly from hundreds of postal customers,” U.S. Postal Inspection Service Inspector Daniel Brubaker declared.
“They further compounded their crimes by committing identity theft against those customers to facilitate their elaborate scheme to defraud several national financial institutions,” he added. more