Two Men Charged with Interstate Transport of $2.3 Million Worth of Stolen Perfume
NEWARK, N.J. – Two men have been charged for their alleged roles in transporting $2.3 million worth of stolen perfume products out of New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today.
Yunior Estevez, 33, of Hollywood, Florida, and Carlos Duvergel, 53, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, were both charged by complaint with conspiracy and with the interstate transport of stolen property. Estevez will make his initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Falk in Newark federal court. Duvergel made his initial appearance on June 6, 2018, before U.S. Magistrate Judge James B. Clark III in Newark federal court and was released on bail on June 7, 2018.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
In November 2017, the defendants and others obtained unauthorized access to a warehouse storing perfume products in Edison, New Jersey, and drove away with at least one tractor-trailer filled with stolen perfume products. Toll plaza footage from the N.J. Turnpike revealed Estevez to be driving the tractor-trailer out of New Jersey and into Delaware. The value of the stolen perfume products is estimated to be $2.3 million.
The conspiracy count is punishable by a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison. The charge of interstate transport of stolen property is punishable by a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Both charges also carry a $250,000 fine, or twice the gross gain or loss from the offenses.
U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents with the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie, and the Edison Police Department, with the investigation leading to these charges.
The government is represented by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Leah Gould of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Public Protection Unit in Newark.