Two ‘mail dumping’ cases under investigation in the Pittsburgh area

Mt. Oliver, Pa. – Agents from the U. S. Postal Service say an investigation is underway into the discovery of multiple bags of mail found on a curb as trash in Baldwin.

Special agent Scott Balfour released the following statement Tuesday:

“USPS OIG Special Agents recovered several different classes of mail, including business mail, flats, and small amount of first class mail. We expect to perform a piece count of the mail today, and make arrangements to have to mail delivered to customers as soon as feasible. The employee worked at the Mount Oliver, PA post office, and is currently in a non-duty, non-pay status. Once USPS OIG special agents conclude their investigation, the case will be presented for federal prosecution to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.”

In a second incident, surveillance video caught a postal carrier dumping mail in a garbage can just days earlier in Lawrenceville. Agents confirmed there was at least one ballot application and several political advertisements.