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May 27, 2013

Haredi Man Arrested For Alleged Postal Fraud

Handcuffs Orange JumpsuitA 39-year-old Spring Valley haredi man was recently arrested on charges that he stole more than $118,000 from the U.S. Postal Service by using duplicate shipping labels.

 

Haredi Man Arrested For Alleged Postal Fraud
Shmarya Rosenberg • Failedmessiah.com

Yehuda Shechter, 39-year-old Spring Valley haredi man, was recently arrested on charges that he stole more than $118,000 from the U.S. Postal Service by using duplicate shipping labels, the Journal News reported.

Shechter was arrested on May 21. He was subsequently released on a $75,000 bond.

The fraud was allegedly carried out on behalf of Schechter’s BvHcell.com. Schechter aallegedly exploited a loophole in the Postal Service’s system that allowed him to print duplicate shipping labels and thereby avoid paying postage.

Schechter opened a postage account with Endicia.com in December 2008. He did not produce his first duplicate label until August 2009.

Over the next three years Schechter allegedly produced almost 10,000 duplicate labels, costing the Postal Service $38,907.

In April 2012, Schechter closed his account with Endicia.com.

In May 2012 he opened an account with Stamps.com, and allegedly created about 25,000 duplicate shipping labels, costing the Postal Service around $80,000.

But by April 2012, Postal Inspectors were monitoring Schechter.

Later, they set up a sting. An undercover postal inspector bought two cell phone chargers from Schechter’s BvHcell.com. The shipping labels on each had unique codes that had been used previously.

If convicted, Schechter could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

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This is also how they got Mordecai Samet. He was mailing letters in KJ with information involving his fraudulent scheme, and he used an unauthorized postal meter to stamp the envelopes. And yada yada yada, now serving 27 years in Otisville.

As usual, the frumma think they can outsmart those silly stupid goyem. And who needs to buy stamps? Also a goyishe minhag.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys/pressreleases/June03/
samet222sentence.pdf

In every haredi school, part, if not most of the education, consists of ways of looking for loopholes, or ways of going around halocho.

That is the main constituent of gemorrah and shulchan oruch learning.

It is looked up to, and the great rabbis make a great living off it.

Many loopholes ignore the actual meaning of the original law, and its intentions, its "Taam" - see the many loopholes around Shabbos observance.

So this is the way the kids are brought up, and they do not know better.

Hence, in civil life, when loopholes are uncovered, it is considered ok if such loopholes are exploited, even without exploring the possibilities of the consequences being illegal in the land that they live in.

I feel that the whole system is wrong, and that for example, shabbos, etc, should be kept as originally intended, no loopholes.

And if that is too hard, then tough! That is what god wanted.

That way it will be learnt that the law is the law.

If you read the original article, you learn the name of this scumbag's lawyer. And if you Google that ... you find, naturally, that he is being defended by a Federal legal aid lawyer. And his website still works. So, he is still in "business", still making money, and getting legal representation at our expense. It never ends with this filth.

I am sure that the new square rebbe gave his blessings for this bussiness. I just wonder how much of the $118k went to the sqvere yeshivah

Maybe Kenny Gribetz is too busy defending the child molesters to take on this case.

I am shocked - totally unbelievable.

Someone still uses the US Postal Service?

"...shabbos, etc, should be kept as originally intended, no loopholes..."

So - no eruv? No clock timers? Fat chance of any of those shortcuts being abandoned. It's all a game.

How did he do it ??

Rebitzman, that's exactly what I was thinking.

And I'm sorry, but buying two chargers... a "sting?" I dislike the USPS only slightly less than Rubashkin-kin. Chuckle. A sting? I'm stunned the guy showed up on time, to the correct place two times in a row in the same lifetime. Sting. Cliff would be proud.

Although Shmarya specializes in uncovering Haredi misdeeds, both illegal and/or and immoral, don't think that Haredi have a monopoly on white collar crime. They don't.

While I was on the treadmill at the gym today, one of the TV stations accessible on the machine had an episode covering a $190 million foreign exchange scam that destroyed the some or all of the savings of 700 uninformed investors.

From CNBC's web site: "Trevor Cook appears to be a local boy made good in Minneapolis, where he runs an investment fund called the Oxford Group. Along with three cohorts, Cook solicits an amazing $190 million dollars from 700 U.S. investors, many of whom heard his message through a talk radio star. The investors think their money is going into securities, but they'll be shocked to see how Trevor and his boys blow their hard-earned savings... turning a historic mansion into a den of debauchery..."

You can watch the video here:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/18057119

If you haven't learned about investing by the time you are 60, just keep your money in a Federally insured bank account, even if the interest rate is close to zero. Even if your politics is far right, don't believe all of the scams you here about on talk radio. A fool and his money are soon parted. Don't expect God to get your money back for you, even if you a very religious. He won't.

Moral of the story: If you are invited to a free lunch to listen to an investment pitch, just say NO.

Not for nothing, first of all, if he's being prosecuted then truth be told that postage is paid on a 2 cent increment as per an Act of Congress under 71STAT701 which states in part that postage between two people that is private post only; and since that's true, any letter not bearing an actual stamp to cancel is fraudulent. So, he was over charged several times over.

And let's take it one step further, there is no lawful money coined in this country since about 1967 when they eliminated silver that states all debts are discharged with Federal Reserve notes, (as per 48STAT112 which is another Act of Congress of which you never heard) aka worthless securities (26USC165(g)) of the federal district known as United States*** [Hooven & Allison Co. v. Evatt, 324 U.S. 652 (1945)] which is located only in the District of Columbia (UCC 9-307(h)).

So, if you plan on printing something, please put all the truth of it. This man committed an offense that violates a private policy of which I am pretty sure he had not been obligated to obey since no valid contract exists.

I have heard nothing about the contract that obligated him to not do what he did. And a crime by definition is an offense against the State; which is quasi-criminal under admiralty law of the high seas and NOT criminal (no injured party to speak of) or civil (no valid contract breach between the parties).

Wow, I see you people got a lot to learn don't you; y'all are so far behind that it'll take me years to catch y'all up to me... so in the mean time, please try to keep up.

B"h, we should all hear good news, and my truth is irrefutable.

"B"h, we should all hear good news, and my truth is irrefutable."

Oh, that settles it, then. [rolls eyes]

The God of the frumma must be a stupid old goy. That's why it's so easy to fool Him by having an eruv on Shabbos, an electric timer, the Shabbos elevator, etc. God must be pleased at how the letter and spirit of Shabbos are observed by the frumma. Shhhh. Don't tell Him the 'fence' for the private domain is a string of fishing line up on street light posts in Manhattan. All that traffic and it's still a 'private domain'? We hid God's glasses so He can't see it.

And if you're committing postal fraud, the odds are good that you've got plenty of other fraud going on in your business schemes. Only a matter of time before other charges are added to this frum crook's indictment.

The God of the frumma must be a stupid old goy. That's why it's so easy to fool Him by having an eruv on Shabbos, an electric timer, the Shabbos elevator, etc. God must be pleased at how the letter and spirit of Shabbos are observed by the frumma. Shhhh. Don't tell Him the 'fence' for the private domain is a string of fishing line up on street light posts in Manhattan. All that traffic and it's still a 'private domain'? We hid God's glasses so He can't see it.
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HUGE "Like".

""B"h, we should all hear good news, and my truth is irrefutable.""

I am going to join Jeff in his eye roll and WOULD suggest a country you can move to that still back its currency with previous metals........but there are none, so I will simply suggest that you lok at the size of our economy today (in terms of tangible things like goods and services produced) to the economy the year before we dumped gold backed currency.

As to this case - if guilty as charged, he stole from us. All of us. And no amount of Baruch HaShemming changes that.

In fact - it only makes it worse.

Posted by: Sovereign American | May 28, 2013 at 01:54 AM
oy! Truth? or irrefutable nonsense plus bad grammar too?

Sovereign American-You would better of if you commit yourself into a lunatic asylem.

Posted by: BeenThereDoneThat | May 27, 2013 at 07:56 PM

Well said, BeenThere.

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