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GUILTY: Creative Marketing Group Partner Admits Defrauding USPS

Robert Kuss, 54, of Cheshire, CT, the managing partner pf Creative Marketing Group, LLC (“CMG”), pleaded guilty yesterday in Hartford federal court on one count of mail fraud stemming from his role in a scheme to defraud the U.S. Postal Service of nearly $750,000, according to federal authorities.

The government states that between approximately July 2014 and March 2016, Kuss brought bulk mailings to destination USPS facilities with fraudulent PS 8125 Forms. Kuss had filled out and stamped the forms to appear as though the bulk mailings had been brought to and verified by the BMEU in Bristol, and as though the USPS had appropriately debited his advanced deposit account, according to federal authorities.

In fact, KUSS had not brought the bulk mailings to the BMEU, the BMEU had not verified the mailings, and the USPS had not debited his advanced deposit account, according to federal authorities.

Kuss delivered at least 125 bulk mailings to destination USPS facilities around the country pursuant to this scheme. As a result, he sent 3,260,183 pieces of mail without paying for postage, and the USPS lost $749,573, the government said … (click to read more)