Oklahoma postal employee investigated for hoarding mail

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SHAWNEE, Okla. – Authorities say a postal employee is being investigated for allegedly hoarding mail that should have been delivered to residents in Shawnee.

On Aug. 30, agents with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General learned about the allegations against a postal employee in Shawnee.

A few days later, agents say they recovered the mail and launched an investigation into the case.

Officials say they cannot release any other information on the case, saying that the employee involved is currently on ‘non-duty’ status.

“The U.S. Postal Service employs more than 625,113 employees and is the largest civilian federal workforce in the country. This type of alleged behavior within the Postal Service is not tolerated and the overwhelming majority of Postal Service employees, which serve the public, are honest, hardworking, and trustworthy individuals who would never consider engaging in any type of criminal behavior,” said J. Krafels, assistant special agent in charge.