A Union County man was sentenced today to 17 months in prison for offering bribes to a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee to steal checkbooks and credit cards from the mail, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.
According to Acting U.S. Attorney Honig, Jabre Beauvoir, 23, of Elizabeth previously pleaded guilty to an information charging him with one count of bribery.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
In the summer of 2019, Beauvoir offered bribes to USPS employees to steal mail containing checkbooks and credit cards.
Beauvoir typically offered $100 per package of checkbooks or credit cards to induce USPS employees to steal such mail matter and deliver it to him.
It was further part of the scheme that Beauvoir and others then posed as the actual account holders to whom the checkbooks or credit cards originally were mailed by fraudulently signing checks, activating the stolen credit cards, and fraudulently using them.
In addition to the prison term, Judge McNulty sentenced Beauvoir to three years of supervised release and ordered him to pay restitution of $27,948.