A man from New Jersey could be spending up to five years in prison after admitting that he stole $35,000 worth of cell phones that passed through a postal distribution center that he worked at.

36-year-old Kyle Terry of Jersey City pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of theft of mail by a postal employee, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig.

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Authorities say Terry worked as a mail handling assistant at a national postal distribution center in Jersey City. From November 2017 through January 2018, "Terry stole 39 cell phones having a total approximate value of $35,000 from mail that passed through that distribution center."

The theft of mail by a postal employee charge that Terry is facing carries up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 17th.

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