• NJ man pleads guilty to bribing postal workers to steal credit cards

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    NEWARK, N.J. - A New Jersey man pleaded guilty to bribing postal workers to steal credit and debit cards, which he used to buy clothes and electronics, NJ.com reported.

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    Moussa Dagno, 24, of Harrison, pleaded guilty Monday to one count each of bribery of U.S. postal workers, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey.

    Dagno faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in federal prison for the bribery charges up to 30 years for the bank fraud and two years for the identity theft charge, NJ.com reported. He is scheduled to be sentenced July 17.

    According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey, Dagno recruited several postal workers to steal credit cards that were mailed in exchange for $100 per card. Dango is then accused of activating the cards and posing as the cardholder, using them for purchases throughout New Jersey. The cards were activated between June 2017 and February 2018, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

    When Dagno was arrested, authorities seized six Mac Book Pro computers, an iPhone and other items worth an estimated $84,573.40, laptops and a smartphone from his residence, according to court documents. Authorities determined these articles had been purchased with the stolen credit cards.

    Kyanne Costley, Zenobia Gilmer and Ayesha Trotz, who had postal routes in New Jersey, all admitted to stealing cards in the mail, NJ.com reported. Jennel Williams, a former clerk in the U.S. Postal Service’s main office in Newark, also admitted she was part of the scheme, the website reported.

    Costley also had routes in Roselle Park, Roselle and Hillside, according to court papers.

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