A United States Postal Service letter carrier from Brooklyn, New York, has been arrested after failing to deliver over 17,000 letters. Aleksey Germash was employed with the USPS for 16 years before it was discovered that he had been hiding letters.
The investigation began when it was reported that Germash’s car was full of undelivered letters. When USPS employees searched his vehicle on April 18, they found 20 full bags of undelivered mail.
Officials say that they found around 10,000 pieces of undelivered mail in his car, 1,000 letters in his locker, and 6,000 more pieces in his apartment. The letters in question dated all the way back to 2005, 13 years ago.
When officials questioned him about why he failed to deliver the letters, he claimed that he felt too overwhelmed by the sheer amount of mail and he couldn’t keep up. According to him, however, he still made sure that “the important mail” got delivered.
We’re sure that anyone who didn’t receive their mail would argue that their important mail did not, in fact, get delivered. Germash was arrested on April 19 and is now awaiting trial.
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