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Fired Postal Worker Charged with Six Burglaries of U.S. Post Offices

May 9, 2024 ,

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NEWARK, N.J. – A Hudson County, New Jersey, woman was arrested today for burglarizing two U.S. Post Offices on six occasions, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Zyeama Johnson, 29, Jersey City, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with six counts of burglary of a post office. Johnson appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy Waldor in Newark federal court and was released on $100,000 unsecured bond.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On Jan. 10, Jan. 13, Jan. 21, Jan. 26, and Feb. 3, 2023, Johnson broke into a post office in Hudson County. Johnson had previously been employed at the post office and terminated from her position. On each occasion, Johnson stole mail from the post office and loaded the stolen mail into her vehicle before driving off. On Feb. 7, 2023, Johnson broke into a second post office location and was arrested by law enforcement as she left the building.

Each count of burglary carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Newark, under the direction of Inspector in Charge Christopher A. Nielsen, Philadelphia Division; special agents of the U.S. Postal Service, Officer of the Inspector General under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Matthew Modafferi; and the Jersey City Police Department with the investigation leading to the charges.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Chana Zuckier of the General Crimes in Newark.

The charges and allegations contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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