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Mail Handlers Accused Of Theft At JFK Postal Facility

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A man directs travelers at JFK Airport - Queens, NY (file / credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

A man directs travelers at JFK Airport – Queens, NY (file / credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) - Two mail handlers at have been charged with stealing jewelry, electronics and other valuables at a U.S. postal facility at Kennedy Airport.

Federal authorities announced the arrests of Brian Wilson and Clive Bennett on Thursday.

Prosecutors say the men work for a private company under contract to process air mail at Kennedy.

They say that since January, the pair stole at least a dozen parcels.

The stolen goods include a Rolex watch worth $4,300, a necklace valued at $3,800 and a diamond listed at $14,870.

Wilson’s attorney declined comment on Thursday. There was no immediate response to a phone message left with a lawyer for Bennett.

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