It was reported this week that a United States postal worker was caught with a public storage unit full of mail that he never delivered. Jason Delacruz pleaded guilty in August of 2019, to charges of delaying mail delivery to residents in Chesapeake, Virginia. He is scheduled to be sentenced on February 12, 2020. When asked why he failed to deliver the mail, he said that he felt “pressured” and “couldn’t make time” to complete his mail route. According to court documents, Delacruz rented a public storage unit for $49 per month, for “the sole purpose of storing mail he could not deliver.” He started collecting the mail in December of 2018, rented the unit in February of 2019 and was discovered in May of 2019.
Delacruz who had worked for the USPS for 14 months before his forced resignation in 2019 told authorities that he had every intention of delivering the mail and that he never destroyed or threw anything away, he just couldn’t find the time to make the deliveries. Agents from the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector reported that more than 5,000 pieces of mail were recovered from the Virginia Beach storage unit. 115 pieces of mail consisting of magazines and other publications were included in the stash.
According to federal law, Delacruz could be facing a fine or up to five years in prison. Ninety-seven pieces of first-class mail was also found, including letters from the Department of Motor Vehicles, Internal Revenue Service, insurance companies, bank statements and tax return documents. More than 94% of the stash consisted of bulk mail advertisements, which were discarded due to offer expirations. Personally, if he’s still looking for work, I’d be happy to pay him to keep my mailbox from being littered with that garbage.
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