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

April 20, 2018

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, according to a court document.

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.

During an interview with agents from the USPS Office of Inspector General, Germash said he was “overwhelmed by the amount of mail that he had to deliver.” He said he started stashing letters at his Brooklyn apartment several years ago, but that he always “made sure to deliver the important mail,” according to the document filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

After the USPS OIG received a tip that there were multiple, full bags of mail in a green Nissan Pathfinder in Brooklyn, agents allegedly found about 10,000 pieces of undelivered mail in 20 bags inside the vehicle on April 18.

They found an additional 1,000 pieces in Germash’s locker at the Dyker Heights, Brooklyn post office where he worked, and another 6,000 additional pieces of undelivered mail in his apartment, according to the USPS OIG’s office.

He was arrested April 19.

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45 Comments on "‘Overwhelmed’ postal worker arrested after 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail found"

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Spencer Braune

Shannon Magnus

Dawn Harris

Seriously??

Kathy Sanger

Why do people do this!!!

RRR

Overworked / Overloaded – trying to make evaluation time

Oi veh.

No excuse. Do your job.

Daniel

I guess they snapped. Lost all touch with reality. If you feel that overwhelmed then switch routes or tell the supervisor you need assistance.

Ed Zombirt

Wow! 16 years!

T'Nita Perry-Showalter

Dumb a*s

Gena Arney

If you are going to stash mail, at least burn it so you don’t get caught, lol idiot!!!

Mark Slack

Thats what i say. You gotta Burn it.

Jacob Ibarra

Or paper shredder lol

Sheila Waldrip

Someone was just investigated for burning mail. His neighbor reported him. There is no fool proof way to steal the mail.

j. stelle

Dumb de dumb dumb DUMB!

Don Muraco

Then quit no sympathy for this clown

Jacki Strader

Bye bye

Jess Braun

Jesus…

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