Several bags of undelivered mail were found awaiting garbage collection outside the home of a U.S. Postal Service worker in Pennsylvania, according to a report.
“The agents with Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General responded to a report about undelivered mail on Sunday outside the employee’s home in Baldwin Pennsylvania. The employee works at the Mount Oliver post office,” CNN reports.
The unidentified employee has been placed on leave without pay.
Scott Balfour, a special agent with the USPS OGI, told CNN that the bundles contained a variety of mail, including first-class and business deliveries.
“We expect to perform a piece count of the mail today, and make arrangements to have the mail delivered to customers as soon as feasible,” Balfour said.
“Once USPS OIG special agents conclude their investigation, the case will be presented for federal prosecution to the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” he said.
This is the second incident of mail-dumping reported in recent weeks. Nicholas Beauchene, a mail worker in New Jersey, was arrested and charged with mail obstruction after dumping over 1,000 pieces of mail.