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Jersey City Postal Service Employee Admits Stealing Cell Phones From Mail

By rlsmetro on
Jersey City

A Hudson County man today admitted stealing dozens of cell phones from mail that passed through a postal distribution center where he was employed, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

According to Acting U.S. Attorney Honig, Kyle Terry, 36, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty to an information charging him with one count of theft of mail by a postal employee.

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

Terry was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a mail handle assistant at a national postal distribution center in Jersey City. 

From November 1, 2017, to January 28, 2018, Terry stole 39 cell phones having a total approximate value of $35,000 from mail that passed through that distribution center.

The theft of mail by a postal employee charge carries a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. His sentencing is scheduled for January 17, 2022.