A U.S. Postal Service employee from Jersey City has admitted stealing 39 cell phone from the mail, valued at approximately $35,000, from the mail, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachel Honig announced.
Kyle Terry, 36, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to an information charging him with one count of theft of mail by a postal employee.
Terry was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a mail handle assistant at a national postal distribution center in Jersey City.
From Nov. 1, 2017, to Jan. 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. Sentencing is scheduled for January 17th, 2022.
Honig credited special agents of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Northeast Area Field Office, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Matthew Modafferi, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.