Bags of undelivered mail left on curb for trash in Allegheny County community

Bags of undelivered mail left on curb for trash in Allegheny County community

BALDWIN, Pa. — A U.S. Postal Service employee is on unpaid leave after several bags of undelivered mail were found on the curb for trash pick-up outside a home in Baldwin.

Special Agents with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General are investigating the incident, which was reported Sunday evening.

Special Agent Scott Balfour of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General said the following in a statement released Tuesday:

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“USPS OIG Special Agents recovered several different classes of mail, including business mail, flats, and small amount of first class mail. We expect to perform a piece count of the mail today, and make arrangements to have to mail delivered to customers as soon as feasible.”

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The employee worked at the post office in Mount Oliver.

“The employee worked at the Mount Oliver, PA post office, and is currently in a non-duty, non-pay status. Once USPS OIG special agents conclude their investigation, the case will be presented for federal prosecution to the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” the statement concluded.

It’s the second time in just a few days where a local mail person is accused of not delivering mail.

The other incident was caught on surveillance video -- a postal carrier dumping mail inside a garbage can at Persad Center in Lawrenceville. Special agents said they recovered a ballot application and about two dozen political advertisements.

A special agent told Channel 11 cases like this are exceedingly rare, but if you do suspect a crime like this happening, you can all the USPS hotline at 888-USPS-OIG or visit www.uspsoig.gov.

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