Two men who were busted with a garbage bag filled with more than 100 pieces of stolen mail in Westchester have pleaded guilty after being arraigned on a 32-count indictment last year.
Sean Dash, 21, and Jade Williams, 19, both pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count each of criminal possession of stolen property, a felony dating back to an incident in Tarrytown early in the morning on May 18 last year.
The two men were also initially charged with 14 counts of criminal possession of stolen property, 13 counts of petit larceny and one count of attempted petit larceny.
Shortly after 2:30 a.m. on May 18 last year, officers from the Tarrytown Police Department spotted a man - later identified as Dash - acting suspiciously in front of a mailbox a few blocks from the Post Office. A second man, Williams, was in a nearby vehicle, serving as a lookout.
The investigation into the suspicious activity led to the discovery of a garbage bag filled with assorted mail and a mailbox key, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., said. The bag contained 14 different victim’s mail, which had been stolen from a second mailbox in front of the Post Office.
Among the men’s alleged victim was the Village of Tarrytown School District, which had $44,380.91 worth of checks in the mail.
The two were arrested by police in Tarrytown and have been detained since. The two men are scheduled to be sentenced in Westchester County Court on May 31.
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