U.S. post office employees caught on surveillance video dumping mail in the woodsBy William Martin 11:12 AM January 28, 2018
People in Missouri now understand why they have not been getting their mail lately.
Kansas City police have launched an investigation after hidden surveillance cameras that were placed on Highway 71 recorded two United States Postal Service employees dumping mail in the woods instead of delivering them.
So far, no arrests have been made.
The two employees face $1,000 fine and up to 1 year in jail.
The post office said in a statement that if these allegations are true, appropriate action will be taken against the employees.
On Thursday, the hidden camera that was placed on 45th Street and Garfield Avenue recorded a postal worker stopping on the side of the road with his USPS truck.
The employee, who was not identified, then dumped thousands of pieces of mail in the woods.
An investigator later discovered the illegal mail dumping site and called the police.
The U.S. Postal Service sent an employee to collect the mail, which will be delivered at a later date.
Police then reviewed the surveillance camera footage and saw another USPS employee dumping thousands of pieces of mail at the site.
Kansas City has placed 22 hidden cameras at strategic locations to catch illegal dumpers.
The United States Postal Service said that it could not comment about the actions taken against these two employees because of the ongoing investigation.