Four people have been arrested over their alleged involvement in an over million-dollar fraud and identity plot, and two of the suspects are U.S. Postal workers. A total of nine individuals have been accused of the scheme.
In New York and New Jersey, between 2018 and now, four people allegedly stole people’s credit cards that were being mailed to them and used them to buy luxury items, CNN reports. Out of the nine people who are accused of committing the crimes in the larger case, three of them have been identified as U.S. Postal employees.
Their names are Nathanael Foucault, Johnathan Persaud, Fabiola Mompoint, and Devon Richards. They were all arrested on Thursday, according to a statement from the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Some of the items were reportedly sold by the suspects on the website LuxurySnob.cm, CNN reports. The five others are facing charges, including Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud, Access Device Fraud, and Aggravated Identity Theft charges.
“The defendants took advantage of the public trust we place in US Postal Service employees for their own financial gain,” US Attorney Damian Williams said in a statement, CNN reports. “Thanks to the diligence of USPIS (the Postal Inspection Service), the NYPD, and USPS-OIG (the Office of the Inspector General), the defendants will now be held accountable for their brazen criminal conduct.”