- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The operator of a Connecticut-based bulk mailing firm has pleaded guilty to federal mail fraud charges stemming from a postage scam.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 54-year-old Robert Kuss of Cheshire stole about $750,000 worth of postage for his Creative Marketing Group by using false documentation that indicated he had already paid for the mailings through an advance deposit account.

Prosecutors say that between July 2014 and March of this year, Kuss was able to send out more than 3.2 million pieces of mail without paying for the postage.

His new address could be a prison.

He pleaded guilty Monday and is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert Chatigny on April 17. The charge carries a possible 20-year sentence.

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