NEWARK, N.J. – Two men have been charged for their alleged roles in transporting $2.3 million worth of perfume products stolen from an Edison warehouse, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.
Yunior Estevez, 33, of Hollywood, Florida, and Carlos Duvergel, 53, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, were both charged by complaint with conspiracy and with the interstate transport of stolen property, Carpenito said. He said Estevez was scheduled to make his initial appearance June 15 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Falk in Newark federal court. Duvergel made his initial appearance on June 6, before U.S. Magistrate Judge James Clark III in Newark federal court and was released on bail on June 7, said Carpenito.
According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney, based on documents filed in the case and statements made in court, the defendants and others, in November 2017, "obtained unauthorized access to a warehouse storing perfume products in Edison, and drove away with at least one tractor-trailer filled with stolen perfume products."
The statement sadi toll plaza video from the N.J. Turnpike showed Estevez at the wheel of the tractor-trailer headed out of New Jersey and into Delaware.
The conspiracy count is punishable by up to five years in prison. The charge of interstate transport of stolen property is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Both charges also carry a $250,000 fine, or twice the gross gain or loss from the offenses, according to Carpenito.
He thanked the Edison Police Department and special agents with the FBI for conducting the investigation leading to the charges.