NJ postal service worker admits to stealing 39 cell phones from mail: feds

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NEWARK, N.J. (WCBS 880) — A U.S. Postal Service employee from New Jersey admitted to stealing dozens of cell phones out of packages at the distribution center where he worked, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

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Jersey City resident Kyle Terry, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of mail by a postal employee, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey said in a press release.

Terry, who worked as a mail handling assistant at a distribution center in Jersey City, admitted he stole 39 cell phones worth around $35,000 from packages that passed through the center between Nov. 1, 2017 and Jan. 28, 2018, prosecutors said.

Terry could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000, according to prosecutors. He is set to be sentenced this coming January.

His attorney information wasn’t immediately available Friday.