USPS worker accused of hoarding Portland mail

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SUNFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 42-year-old postal carrier is being investigated after mail dating back more than a year was found in a western Michigan home.

WILX-TV reports that Cheryl Everitt, 42, is suspected of hoarding mail from her route in Portland as far back as July 2017. Officials say some of it was wet and damaged. Other pieces were burned.

A relative found the mail Saturday after the worker moved out of the Sunfield Township home. U.S. Postal Service spokesman Jeff Arney said it’s not clear if the mail was being kept for monetary gain.

The employee has been placed on leave. No charges have been filed.

WDIV-TV reports that another postal employee also is on leave and faces theft charges after boxes of mail were found earlier this month in a Detroit-area apartment.

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