Texas: Husband and Wife Sentenced in Postal Insurance Theft Scheme

DALLAS — A husband and wife from Fort Worth, Texas, have been sentenced for their roles in a postal insurance theft scheme they ran in north Texas, and elsewhere, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Sabrina Bourbois, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to 21 months in federal prison in December 2015, following her guilty plea earlier in the year to one count of theft of government money, property or records. She has been in custody since her arrest in March 2015.

US-Department-Of-Justi_fmtToday, her husband, Ricardo Bourbois, 45, was sentenced by Judge Fitzwater to serve 12 months in federal prison. He pleaded guilty in November 2015 to the same offense. The couple was also ordered to pay $138,982 in restitution, jointly and severally, to the U.S. Postal Service. Ricardo Bourbois must surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on April 19, 2016.

According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court, Ricardo Bourbois stole postal insurance from the U.S. Postal Service, and Sabrina Bourbois used this name and others, including Alicia Diver, Sabrina Kibbee, Sabrina Diver and Sabrina Kibbee-Diver to do the same by falsifying documents and opening post office boxes for both receive the benefits from the scheme. The scheme to defraud lasted more than three years.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Postal Service – Office of Inspector General investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Bray was in charge of the prosecution.