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Feds say South Florida man used damaged goods to steal $1.5M

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Posted at 6:07 AM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 06:07:46-05

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida man is facing federal charges after prosecutors claim he submitted fake claims for damaged items to the U.S, Postal Service.

The Miami Herald reports that 45-year-old Edwin Garcia-Albarracin is charged with multiple counts of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.

He is scheduled for a bail hearing Tuesday. Court records do not list an attorney for him.

According to an indictment, Garcia-Albarracin sold online goods and shipped them through the postal service.

Later, authorities say he submitted claims saying that some of the packages had been damaged when in fact they were not.