From the Chesterfield (VA) Observer:
Just days before Christmas, a couple of boys playing in a wooded area in a neighborhood tucked between Bailey Bridge and Hull Street roads found discarded mail in a creek.
This is the second time in about eight months that undelivered mail has been found. In April, residents in a Bon Air neighborhood found NetFlix DVDs and other mail floating in Bon Air Creek. A part-time postal service employee was arrested and charged with one count of abandoning mail, a federal offense.
In the latest incident, undelivered mail included Christmas cards, bills and packages, all of which were drenched and open.
â€œThe mail is in the hands of the Office of the Inspector General,â€ said Cathy Boule, Richmond District communications coordinator for the postal service. â€œThey are in the process of investigating the incident.â€
Boule said her office is notifying the intended recipients of the mail.