Mailman Rents Storage Unit To Hide Mail Because He Felt “Pressure” To Deliver It
A Virginia postal worker decided to rent a storage unit so he could hide the mail after feeling “pressure” to deliver it. Court records state he’s been hiding the mail since November 2018.
CNN reports Jason Delacruz rented a storage unit in February 2019 and stated that he only hid mail he was “unable to deliver.” The United States Postal Service worker was caught in May 2019 and tried to investigators that he intended to deliver the mail but forgot about it. USPS agents reported that they found over 5,000 pieces of mail were discovered from USPS agents.
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Among the discovery, they found 97 pieces of first-class mail that contained letters from the Department of Motor Vehicles, the IRS, bank statements, and tax returns. There were 115 magazines, a package, and 4,700 printed advertisements.
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A statement was released by the USPS saying that Delacruz only worked for 14 months before resigning in 2019. His sentencing is scheduled for February 12 and if convicted, he could face up to five years in prison. Last year, he pleaded guilty to tampering with mail by an employee.
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