More than 9,000 pieces of mail — first class, magazines, priority parcels, etc. — were discovered in a storage unit in Livingston County, stashed there by a carrier who just couldn’t keep up with her route, authorities said Tuesday.
Some mail has postmarks from 2005.
Jill Hull, 34, was a rural carrier for 3 1/2 years until her resignation Aug. 16. Three weeks later, after she fell behind in payments, the storage space in Fowlerville was opened, revealing loads of undelivered mail, postal agent Douglas Mills said.
“When asked why she did it, Hull stated that she could not do the job but needed the job,” Mills said in an affidavit to support a theft charge filed in federal court in Detroit.
Hull could not be reached for comment. A phone number listed for her was disconnected.
In a 1996 episode of “Seinfeld,” Newman (Wayne Knight) stored mail in Jerry’s storage unit instead of delivering it.
“This is an extremely rare occurrence,” said Breck Nowlin, a senior agent with the Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General. “The mail that was discovered and recovered was all intact. Nothing was opened.” – mlive
Seriously, most mail is junk these days anyway, so no one cares.