Post office employee accused of hiding, throwing away mail
Louisville teen hired by the U.S. Post Office to deliver the mail is in trouble with the law after he allegedly hid it or threw it in the trash.
Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 9:42 am EDT
Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 3:58 pm EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville teen hired by the U.S. Post Office to deliver mail is in trouble with the law after he allegedly hid it or threw it in the trash.
According to court documents, 19-year-old Malcolm Julian failed to properly deliver mail on his route between July 11, 2014 and July 14, 2014. Julian is also accused of discarding undelivered mail in two separate locations.
Julian's supervisors at the Post Office became aware of the issue after receiving reports of people finding undelivered mail from Julian's route. When confronted, he allegedly admitted to discarding some of the undelivered mail, keeping the rest at his residence.
USPS supervisors accompanied Julian to his residence, where the mail was recovered and delivered. Most of the mail that was thrown away has been delivered, according to court documents.
The streets affected were in the 40216 zip code and the mail came from the Shively postal branch.
The following streets were affected:
- Stewart Avenue
- San Jose Avenue
- Farrington Drive
- 7th Street
- Hardesty Avenue
- Plantation Drive
Julian is charged with theft of mail matter, a felony. He's due in court on Aug. 26.
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