CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ — A Sewell man admitted Tuesday to rifling through mail that passed through post offices in Burlington and Camden counties and stealing gift cards and cash.

U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said in a statement that the Gloucester County man, Daniel Talorico, 40, submitted the guilty plea via video conference before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez.

Talorico has been charged with one count of theft of mail by a postal employee.

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"Between May 2019 and October 2019, Talorico stole gift cards and cash from greeting cards and other mail that passed through the post offices where he worked," per court documents and statements during proceedings. 

Authorities said Talorico's charges carry a max penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 1, 2021. 

U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, Eastern Area Field Office, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Kenneth Cleevely, contributed to the investigation, Carpenito said.

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