NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two men have admitted to stealing more than $20,000 by depositing hundreds of doctored U.S. Postal Service money orders into banks in New York and New Jersey and then withdrawing the money.

The Journal News reports (http://lohud.us/2iTTnBP ) Lawrence Lazard, of Spring Valley, pleaded guilty last week to criminal possession of a forged instrument. He faces two to six years in prison.

Fabrice Stinfil, also of Spring Valley, faces four years in prison after pleading guilty to grand larceny and criminal facilitation.

Authorities say the thefts occurred between June 2013 and November 2014 at banks in Rockland and Orange counties in New York and Bergen County in New Jersey.

Prosecutors say the duo pasted larger, photocopied amounts over smaller amounts on actual money orders.

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Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com