CAMDEN, N.J. – The former manager of a Gloucester County, New Jersey, bulk mailing company today admitted defrauding the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) of more than $1.5 million in postage, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Steven Kaczorowski, 46, of Sicklerville, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count of mail fraud.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Steven Kaczorowski managed a business that prepared bulk mail, typically for shipping mass mailings on behalf of other businesses, educational institutions and charitable organizations. With the assistance of the company owner, Anthony L. Bucolo, Kaczorowski defrauded the USPS of more than $1.5 million in postage while billing clients as if such postage had been paid. Kaczorowski and Bucolo committed the fraud by various means, including by underreporting the volume of mail pieces actually mailed, altering USPS forms, and adding mail onto pallets, trays, tubs or sacks after the mail had been accepted and postage assessed and collected by a postal employee. Bucolo pleaded guilty to the conspiracy on Nov. 18, 2018, before Judge Bumb, but died prior to sentencing. The bulk mailing business is no longer operational.
The mail fraud conspiracy charge to which Kaczorowski pleaded guilty carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, or twice the gross gain or loss resulting from the offense. In his plea agreement, Kaczorowski agreed to make restitution for the full amount of the loss, which is estimated at more than $1.5 million. Sentencing for Kaczorowski is scheduled for July 9, 2019.
U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited postal inspectors of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Inspector in Charge Daniel B. Brubaker, Philadelphia Division, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Diana Vondra Carrig of the U.S Attorney’s Office in Camden.
Defense counsel: Patrick J. Egan Esq., Philadelphia