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Far Rock man forged postage labels: DA

FAR ROCKAWAY — Even during this busy time of the year, the U.S. Postal Service has time to track down people suspected of cheating the system, like one Far Rockaway businessman accused of forging postage labels to ship hundreds of packages for free, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.

Yisroel Goodman, 50, who runs Complete Computer Services from his home, was charged last Thursday with forgery, criminal possession of a forged instrument and grand larceny, Brown said. Goodman was released on his own recognizance. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison, the DA said. His next court date is Jan. 15.

The USPS detected the theft when scanning equipment determined a bar code on one of Goodman’s packages had been duplicated from a previous label purchased from an online postage vendor, Brown said.

Authorities searching Goodman’s house Dec. 10 found four packages with counterfeit labels and several sheets of labels bearing forged postage, the DA said.

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