Elizabeth Man Offered Mail Carriers Cash to Steal Envelopes Containing Credit Cards, Apple iPods Police Say

NEWARK – A Union County man was arrested today for bribing a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee to steal checkbooks, credit cards, and electronics from the mail, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Officials say, Mr. Jabre Beauvoir, 21, of Elizabeth, is charged by complaint with one count of bribery and one count of receiving stolen mail. He is scheduled to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph A. Dickson in Newark federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Between May 2019 and September 2019, Beauvoir offered bribes to USPS employees to steal envelopes and packages containing checkbooks, credit cards, and electronics, such as Apple iPhones.

Text messages showed Beauvoir instructing a USPS employees to look for certain types of mailings containing material to be stolen, according to officials.

The bribery charge is punishable by a maximum potential penalty of 15 years in prison.

The receipt of stolen mail charge is punishable by a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison. Both charges are additionally punishable by a maximum $250,000 fine.