Jersey City woman charged with burglarizing 2 post offices on 6 occasions


A Jersey City woman has been charged with burglarizing two post offices on six occasions, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger announced yesterday.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Zyeama Johnson, 29, of Jersey City, is charged by complaint with six counts of burglary of a post office, authorities said. Johnson appeared yesterday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy Waldor in Newark federal court and was released on $100,000 unsecured bond.

On January 10th, January 13th, January 21st, January 26th, and February 3rd, 2023, Johnson broke into an undisclosed post office in Hudson County where she had previously been employed and terminated from her position, court documents allege.

On each occasion, Johnson stole mail from the post office and loaded the stolen mail into her vehicle before driving off.

On February 7th, 2023, Johnson broke into a second undisclosed Hudson County post office location and was arrested by law enforcement as she left the building.

Each count of burglary carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Sellinger credited special agents of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Newark, under the direction of Inspector in Charge Christopher A. Nielsen, Philadelphia Division; special agents of the U.S. Postal Service, Officer of the Inspector General under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Matthew Modafferi; and the Jersey City Police Department with the investigation leading to the charges.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Chana Zuckier of the General Crimes in Newark.

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