Miami-Dade eBay seller pulled a $1.5 million fraud on the U.S. Postal Service

A Kendall area man with a history of violent, working-with-your-hands crime has been accused of a $1.5 million white collar scheme in a federal court indictment.

Edwin Garcia-Albarracin’s alleged victim: The U.S. Postal Service.

That’s why the 32-count indictment of Garcia-Albarracin, 45, includes 10 counts of mail fraud along with 10 counts of wire fraud and 12 counts of money laundering. The man also known as “Edwin Garcia” has a detention hearing on Tuesday.

Through Rambos Market, he sold goods online in places like eBay and Listia. He’d send the products to various buyers throughout the country using USPS, buying postal insurance for each.He, then, the indictment said, “submitted false and fraudulent claims through the USPS Customer Inquiry and Claims Response System, certifying that contents of certain packages that he had mailed were damaged when….Garcia-Albarracin then and there well knew the contents were not damaged.”

The indictment says Garcia-Albarracin supported his claims by sending photographs of damaged products. Problem was, prosecutors claim, the pictures weren’t of the products Garcia-Albarracin actually sent.

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