Mailman Nicholas Beauchene, 26, of Kearny Arrested for Dumping 1,875 Pieces of Orange and West Orange Mail, Including Election Ballots
by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
This morning the US Attorney Craig Carpenito announced that Nicholas Beauchene, 26, of Kearny, was arrested today for discarding mail which was meant to be delivered to residents of Orange and West Orange.
The mail was scheduled for delivery from Sept. 28 to Oct 2 and was recovered from North Arlington and West Orange dumpsters. On those dates, Beauchene was the only mail carrier assigned to deliver mail to the addresses on the recovered mail; the North Arlington dumpster is located approximately 1 mile from Beauchene's residence.
Howard Dinger originally discovered the mail behind a North Arlignton town bank, and notified police. While copies of the mail were all retained as evidence, the original pieces have been sent to their intended recipients.
1,875 PIECES OF MAIL
The Ballots were addressed to West Orange residents and the campaign flyers were sent from candidates for West Orange Town Council and their Board of Education.
Howard Dinger originally discovered the mail behind a town bank, and notified police.
After posting his discovery on Facebook, Dinger was met with criticism that it was Fake News.
DELAY OF MAIL PENALTIES
Beauchene is scheduled to appear remotely this afternoon before Newark Federal Judge Cathy L. Waldor.