A Chinese National living in California has been arrested for "allegedly" shipping millions of packages using fake postage worth over $60 Million, according to The Justice Department.
LOS ANGELES – An Inland Empire resident is expected to be arraigned this afternoon on federal charges alleging the use of counterfeit postage to ship millions of parcels as part of a fraudulent scheme that caused the United States Postal Service (USPS) to suffer losses over the past six months estimated to be more than $60 million.
Lijuan “Angela” Chen, 50, of Walnut, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon by inspectors with the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) and IRS Criminal Investigation.
The criminal complaint filed May 22 charges Chen with two counts: conspiracy to defraud the United States, and possession and use of counterfeit postage.
“The evidence obtained in the investigation shows that Chen is operating a business which provides shipping and postage services to businesses, including e-commerce vendors operating out of China, that seek discounted USPS rates for mailing their products within the United States,” according to the affidavit in support of the complaint. “Multiple examinations conducted by USPS and USPIS staff have revealed that the vast majority of the postage used by Chen and her business to ship goods within the United States is counterfeit.”
lady woman in California would receive packages from China, place fake postage labels on the packages that stated the postage had been paid, and then send those packages to the USPS to deliver. She was taken into custody by the United States Postal Inspection Service. Getting arrested by the post office is so lame. She's in some holding cell right now listening to other inmates tell cool stories about getting captured by the FBI or U.S. Marshalls and this dummy got arrested by a mailman. Imagine getting placed in cuffs and then taking a ride to jail in the back of a mail truck. What a loser!
A USPS analyst estimates that between November 1, 2022, and April 30, 2023, Chen and her employees shipped over 9 million mail parcels containing counterfeit postage, resulting in estimated revenue losses to the USPS of over $60 million, the complaint states.
9 Million parcels? 9 Million in just 6 months? I had to do the math on that. 9 Million packages in 180 days comes out to 50,000 packages a day. That's 2,083 packages per hour, every hour!
Strike that. I am mad. Listen, I hate the postal service as much as anyone, especially in Belleville, New Jersey.
But dammit, it is The UNITED STATES Postal Service. If anyone is going to defraud America, it should be an American! Biden needs to contact China and get this $60 Million back immediately! (or just take that amount off of what we owe them) Let China know this act of aggression will not stand.