PORTLAND, Mich. — Instead of delivering the mail, a US postal employee in Eaton County is under investigation for hoarding it.
Investigators made a surprising discovery at the United States Postal Service worker’s home in Sunfield this past Saturday.
A significant amount of stolen first class and standard mail was found inside the home in the 300 block of 3rd St.
Cheryl Everitt, 42, has been a USPS worker since November 2015. She’s suspected of hoarding the mail from her Portland route as far back as July 2017. The mail was from Portland ZIP code 48875.
A lot of the mail was found wet and damaged, some even burned.
“It doesn’t surprise me as far as that goes. There’s all kinds of weird things happening right next to you and you don’t even know it,” said Kurt Voeks, a resident of Portland.
A relative found the mail and then contacted authorities after Everitt moved out of the home. Jeff Arney, a spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General said there’s no clear sign Everitt kept the packages for monetary gain.