NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A New Jersey man on Wednesday admitted to offering U.S. Postal Service workers bribes to steal checkbooks and credit cards from the mail, federal authorities said.
Jabre “Jab” Beauvoir, 22, pleaded guilty by videoconference to one count of bribery, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig.
During the summer of 2019, Beauvoir offered USPS workers $100 per package to steal packages of checks or credit cards and deliver them to him at various locations in the state, Honig said.
A court complaint said that U.S. Postal Inspection Service agents watched as Beauvoir met with a carrier in a mail van in Secaucus and collected a package that they’d planted.
He used the handle “Neck Tat” to collect the planted package he thought contained a stolen iPhone 6 Plus.
The carrier told authorities that Beauvoir offered $20O per stolen check book and to split the proceeds of any stolen iPhones, according to federal authorities.
A different carrier told federal investigators that a package containing stolen checkbooks was left for Beauvior, who said he would pay $100 per stolen package, the complaint added.
He was also “instructing a USPS employee to look for certain types of mailings containing material to be stolen,” through text message, officials says.
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,” Honig added.
Federal authorities launched an investigation after customers complained in December 2018 of not receiving their packages.
Beauvoir is scheduled for sentencing for Oct. 26.