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Fort Worth couple get federal time for defrauding post office

A couple who pleaded guilty to defrauding the US Postal Service gets federal prison time.
A couple who pleaded guilty to defrauding the US Postal Service gets federal prison time. Star-Telegram/Joyce Marshall

A Fort Worth woman has been sentenced to almost two years in federal prison and her husband got a year for defrauding the U.S. Postal Service, the U.S. attorney’s office reported.

The scheme to defraud lasted more than three years, a news release said.

Ricardo Bourbois, 45, pleaded guilty in November 2015 to one count of theft of government money, property or records and was sentenced by a federal judge on Friday to serve a year in federal prison.

Sabrina Bourbois, 32, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison in December. She pleaded guilty last year to one count of theft of government money, property or records. She has been in custody since her arrest in March 2015.

The couple was also ordered to pay $138,982 in restitution, jointly and severally, to the postal service.

Ricardo Bourbois must surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on April 19, 2016.

According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court, Ricardo Bourbois stole postal insurance from the U.S. Postal Service.

Sabrina Bourbois used that name and others, including Alicia Diver, Sabrina Kibbee, Sabrina Diver and Sabrina Kibbee-Diver to do the same by falsifying documents and opening post office boxes for both to receive the benefits from the scheme.

Mitch Mitchell: 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3

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