Hawaii postal worker steals about a thousand mail items

HONOLULU (KHON2) – About a thousand pieces of mail stolen by a U.S. Postal Service worker in Hawaii was found recently, and is being sent back in the next couple of days.

The U.S. Postal Service said the stolen mail was mostly First-Class and Priority Mail and newspapers and magazines. The mail dates back from about 13 to 15 years ago. All of the mail was in sealed envelopes and packages.

Inside the storage unit, there were also about 11,000 USPS return receipt post cards. These are used to tell residents that there’s a separate mail piece coming.

They were turned over to officials by the family of the former postal worker. The family only discovered the mail after the worker died.

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