Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel
Published November 5, 2015
Two men admit they possessed mail that was stolen from Broward condo
Two South Florida men have pleaded guilty to possession of mail that was
stolen from condominium complexes in Broward County.
Anthony Bouquette, 24, who is from Broward County but lives in Valdosta,
Ga., because his wife is in the military, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two
federal charges of possessing stolen mail.
James Mathurin, 24, of Fort Lauderdale, who said he worked as a Fort
Lauderdale camp counselor for the past five years, also pleaded guilty last
month to two counts of possessing stolen mail.
Prosecutor Randy Katz said both men illegally possessed mail that was stolen
from condos in Deerfield Beach, Lauderhill, Sunrise and Wilton Manors
between February and September 2011.
The two men separately deposited checks that were stolen from outgoing
mailboxes at the condominium complexes, authorities said. The checks, which
were made out to pay bills from various companies, were stolen from mail
that residents placed in the outgoing mailboxes, according to court records.
Mail was stolen from several communities including Manor Grove Village in
Wilton Manors, Inverrary in Lauderhill, Bella Mar in Deerfield Beach and
Water Bridge West in Sunrise, records show.
Both men, who are free on bond, face a maximum of five years in federal
prison and a fine of up to $250,000 when they are sentenced in January.