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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

‘Overwhelmed’ postal worker arrested after 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail found

NEW YORK – A New York City postal worker was arrested after 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail were found in his car, apartment and home, authorities said.

Aleksey Germash, a letter carrier who’s worked for the United States Postal Service for more than 16 years, had undelivered mail from as far back as 2005 in his possession. He told investigators he kept the mail because was overwhelmed by the amount he had to deliver each day. Germash said he made sure to deliver “the important mail.”

Officials found about 10,000 pieces of undelivered mail in his car, approximately 1,000 pieces in his locker at the Dyker Heights, Brooklyn post office where he worked, along with roughly 6,000 additional pieces of undelivered mail in his apartment.

They started investigating after they received information about full mail bags inside Germash’s car. USPS employees found 20 full bags in his car on April 18.

He was arrested April 19.



Anonymous said...

The carrier in a sense is right. USPS management has been pushing the false narrative that the more mail they deliver, the more successful they are being. Truth is that STD ("junk") mail is being delivered for a fraction of what First Class mail cost USPS to deliver. If it weren't for the STD mail I get, I might not need a 2nd trash container for recycled trash. The carrier here is most likely referring to the First Class mail as being important and the letter claiming to be able to sell you car insurance and save your $500. FEDEX, UPS, and Amazon has been exploiting this for years and it more than happy to help USPS increase their volume (whether it makes them lose more money or not).

I was pleased that Trump brought this up to Bezos recently. I actually tried working for the USPS some years back but, after a month, I could not bear it any longer.

Don't jail this carrier. Jail USPS management.

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Anonymous said...

That is why I throw jury duty notices in the trash. Never got it.

Anonymous said...

That's funny!

Anonymous said...

937- exactly what went through my mind!

Anonymous said...

There's a story in Somerset County of a rural carrier in the early 1900s who, when the Sears catalogs came in, would stop his horse drawn wagon and dump them in the creek at the bridge rather than deliver them to every customer.

Anonymous said...

Bob Kowalski, the previous owner of old mill got fired for throwing all his weekly circulars in dumpster downtown. Didn't seem to hurt him too much