Skip to comments.20K Pieces Of Mail Found In Mailman's Philly Home
Posted on 05/13/2010 7:06:58 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
, bills and even a college acceptance letter from 2007 were among 20,000 letters found inside the garage of a Philadelphia postal carrier.
When the mailman missed several days of work in April, postal officials went to his Port Richmond home and found tubs and tubs of undelivered and unopened mail.
The postal worker, who has yet to be identified, worked out of the Bustleton station in Northeast Philadelphia. The neighborhood most impacted is located near Castor Avenue and Benton Street.
One of those affected was desperate to receive a $900 check in December 2007. The letter just arrived on Thursday.
"I got mail today from 2007. Paychecks, things like that that I needed. Stuff from the Social Security Administration, I.R.S.," resident Kevin Carpenter said.
Carpenter asked the worker he knew as "Dave the mailman" to be on the lookout for the check.
"I asked Dave and Dave said he hadn't seen it, but as soon as he got it, he would call me," Carpenter explained.
Some of mail found in the postal carrier's home dated back to 1997.
One of the letters that was undelivered was a 2007 acceptance letter from West Chester University. The recipient, who received the letter on Thursday, is now a senior in college.
Investigators have yet to question the mailman because they have not been able to locate him.
However, delaying mail and stealing mail are both federal offenses.
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I hope he gets sued. ...a LOT.
...and spends a year or so in jail.
Newman moved to Philly?
he left no forwarding address??
He is a democrat and will be given a full paid leave do to a stress related illness. Then full retirement benefits by you and me.
Most likely that the paychecks, funded by the same people affected by this crime, kept coming.
He may well go postal on them.
We had a postman in town who stopped home to watch the baseball games, and didn’t deliver the mail. It was once and then repeated till, as I recall , there were 14000 pieces in his garage. I think he was prosecuted in Federal Court. The only thing anyone ever remembers about him, even though he was a hometown boy, was that he didn’t deliver the mail.
This makes me ill. Our credit was ruined by a drunken mailman 30 years ago... it never ends. Once you are in the wrong with the IRS it’s all over but the crying. This SOB needs to be in a world of hurt.
Cheer up, everyone! These are the people who will be paid $90,000 a year to decide whether your live or die! sarc
Yeah, lots of stories like that, is like they are a protected class... wait, they are!!!
Poor government-employee baby. He needs some rest and more time off. He needs a raise. Everyone need to stop complaining. If some aspect of your life was screwed-up by this guy’s irresponsibility, suck it up. Remember, he is a “public servant”. Show some respect. Maybe he can get some SSI or disabiulity. Poor baby.
“he left no forwarding address??”
Me mailed in the form, but it’s hidden in some other mailman’s attic.
Bad news that he brought on himself. He can’t be sued but he is looking at jail time. Sometimes the government lets characters like this resign and forfeit all possible benefits in lieu of prosecution. Usually alcohol or drug use are involved. But how is it that this man’s supervisors were oblivious? It went on for a considerable amount of time.
Union thug government employees.
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