Officials say postal worker hoarded over 17000 pieces of mail

Marco Green
April 21, 2018

He was charged with delaying or detaining mail. Germash said he made sure to deliver "the important mail".

When investigators got to Germash's auto, they found more than 20 post office bags, containing 10,000 letters.

Germash's attorney, NY federal defender Michelle Gelernt, had no comment.

USPS questioned Germash after receiving a tip that there was a Nissan Pathfinder in Dyker Heights with over 20 blue bags of mail. He also said that he had also been keeping mails in his apartment and work locker.

A NY mailman has been arrested for stockpiling thousands of pieces of undelivered mail, spanning nearly 15 years.

"That said, while the recent news is absolutely outrageous, I do want to remind people that the vast majority of mail carriers are good, hard-working people and by no means should they be vilified for the actions of one bad apple".

Officials went on to find roughly 10,000 pieces of undelivered mail in his vehicle, 1,000 in his work locker in at the Brooklyn post office and another 6,000 in his apartment.

A postal worker in Brooklyn was charged after law enforcement officials discovered more than 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail in his possession, according to a criminal complaint. The oldest mail dates back to 2005.

He was released Thursday on $25,000 bond.

He was busted following the discovery of multiple tubs of undelivered mail in a ravine in February 2017. Approximately 1,000 pieces lay in the man's locker at the Dyker Heights post office, while another 6,000 or so pieces remained in his apartment.

He is not the first postal worker to keep mail instead of delivering it. Agents arrested a Long Island letter carrier earlier this month after they found dozens of bags filled with undelivered mail behind his home.

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