OWENSBORO, Ky. (WGHP) – A so-called “lazy” mailman has been sentenced to six months in jail after not doing his job.
According to the Courier Journal, William Brent Morse hid over 44,000 pieces of mail in his dead mother’s basement to “speed up his route.”
Officials say Morse even went as far as renting a storage unit to hide some of the mail.
Capt. Craig Patterson, with the Owensboro Police Department, said, “He wanted to speed up his route. I think he was lazy.”
Morse, who had been a letter carrier for five years, was sentenced to six months in jail and six months of home incarceration for destroying, hiding and delaying the delivery of U.S. mail.
Authorities say he was given a lesser sentence because he didn’t technically steal or open the mail and only 250 people suffered financial losses as a result of his actions.
Morse was also ordered to pay $14,808 in restitution to local residents, a bank and two other businesses.