Aleksey Germash – Postal Worker Arrested For Stealing Thousands Of Letters

Aleksey Germash is the Brooklyn mailman who was charged with delaying or detaining mail after 17,000 undelivered letters were found in his car.  He told investigators that he was overwhelmed by the large amounts of mail he was expected to deliver on a daily basis.  Instead of asking for help, Aleksey decided to hide the mail.

Aleksey Germash
Aleksey Germash

Neighbors Reported Huge Blue Bags Of Mail In Aleksey Germash’s SUV

It’s not easy to hide 17,000 pieces of mail.  Germash had blue bags filled with mail in his Nissan Pathfinder.  Neighbors reported him to the police and Aleksey’s house was raided.  The oldest piece of mail found was from 2005.

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TSR STAFF: Myeisha E.! @myeisha.essex _______________________________________ A Brooklyn postal worker is facing federal charges after he sat on over 17,000 pieces of mail so he could focus on delivering “important mail” first. ________________________________________ According to @NBC, Aleksey Germash’s mail-hoarding habits came to the light after USPS received a tip that there was a Nissan Pathfinder in Dyker Heights with over 20 full bags of mail in it. _______________________________________ After a search, federal authorities found years of undelivered letters in the mailman’s car and apartment, AND he even admitted there was some in his work locker too. The mail dated back to 2005… that’s 13 years! ________________________________________ So why was he doing this? He reportedly told investigators he was “overwhelmed by the amount of mail he had to deliver, but made sure to deliver the important mail." ________________________________________ Germash, who’s been working for USPS for 16— read more at ‪‬! 📷: Don Murray @GettyImages

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Germash is 53 and worked for the United States Postal Service for 16 years.  One of his co-worker’s revealed that Aleksey has a daughter in college.  NBC reports that Aleksey was recently assigned to the Dyker Heights Post Office in Brooklyn.

“Made Sure To Deliver The Important Mail”

When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.  Someone should have given Germash that advice.  The former mailman claims that he “made sure to deliver the important mail.”

Germash claims that he delivered all the first-class mail yet he kept newspaper circulars and advertisements.  If convicted, Aleksey Germash could be sentenced to 5 years in prison.

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By Jason John

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