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'Overwhelmed' Postal Worker Hoarded 17K Deliveries: Report

Aleksey Germash says he delivered the 'important' stuff
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 21, 2018 9:40 AM CDT
'Overwhelmed' Postal Worker Hoarded 17K Deliveries: Report
In this file photo, boxes for sorted mail are stacked at a post office.   (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

(Newser) – A postal worker who prosecutors say hoarded away more than 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail in New York City allegedly told investigators he was overwhelmed by the amount of mail he had to deliver, the AP reports. But officials say Aleksey Germash told them he "made sure to deliver the important mail." Germash was charged Thursday in Brooklyn with delaying or detaining mail. He declined to comment as he left the federal courthouse. Federal officials say they arrested the 16-year employee after receiving a tip about a car owned by Germash that contained 20 full mailbags. Authorities say they found 10,000 pieces of mail in his car, 6,000 pieces in his apartment, and 1,000 in his work locker.

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