An ex-postal employee admits to stealing mail to receive COVID-related unemployment benefits

An ex-postal employee admits to stealing mail to receive COVID-related unemployment benefits ...

A former postal worker in New Jersey admitted Thursday that he stole mail during the epidemic in order to illegally receive about $29,00 in unemployment benefits.

In a statement, Ross Clayton, 31, of Irvington, admitted to conspiring to commit wire fraud.

Clayton arrived at a Postal Service facility in Newark, United States when he swiped e-mail, including debit cards.

According to charging documents, Clayton filed a lawsuit for unemployment in California on July 13, 2020, under the names of two different people.

According to court documents, he spent all of the money on one card and $11,000 on the other before being caught.

Clayton was seen on surveillance footage at an ATM in New Jersey using the two cards to withdraw money on Aug. 16, 2020.

In August 2021, he was accused. The sentence of sentencing is scheduled for September 7.

Clayton received the help of the CARES Act, which provided unemployment insurance to persons who are not eligible for other forms of unemployment, such as self-employed, independent contractors, and gig economy workers.

Jeff Goldman may contact him at the telephone number.

Our journalism requires your help. Please subscribe today to this website.

You may also like: