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September 20, 2016

South Jersey mailman sentenced to prison in $200K money order scheme

A former New Jersey mail carrier was sentenced Tuesday for stealing hundreds of U.S. Postal Service money orders, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Jonel Normil, 26, of Little Egg Harbor, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to embezzle, convert to his use and the use of others U.S. Postal Service money orders. He received a one-year prison sentence.

Normil admitted that he stole hundreds of blank money orders from post offices in Stone Harbor and Cape May. where he worked. The money orders were later imprinted with dollar values of $900 or $1,000 by other conspirators. Nearly $200,000 of losses were reported after the money orders were cashed in New Jersey, New York and Georgia.

After his prison term is completed, Normil will face an additional three years of supervised release.