A New Jersey man will be spending almost the next year and a half behind bars after admitting to bribing postal service workers to steal checkbooks and credit cards from the mail.

U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig says 23-year-old Jabre Beauvoir of Elizabeth was sentenced to 17 months in prison on one count of bribery.

Officials say the scheme began in the summer of 2019 when,

"Beauvoir offered bribes to USPS employees to steal mail containing check books and credit cards. Beauvoir typically offered $100 per package of check books 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 accountholders to whom the check books or credit cards originally were mailed by fraudulently signing checks, activating the stolen credit cards, and fraudulently using them."

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Once out of jail, Beauvoir will be under three years of supervised release and will need to pay nearly $24,000 in restitution.

Honig thanked the numerous law enforcement agencies that worked on this case, including the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Secret Service, New Jersey State Police, and the Elizabeth and Secaucus Police Departments.

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