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2011-01-05 / News Briefs

Undelivered mail found a second time

Just days before Christmas, a couple of boys playing in a wooded area in a neighborhood tucked between Bailey Bridge and Hull Street roads found discarded mail in a creek.

This is the second time in about eight months that undelivered mail has been found. In April, residents in a Bon Air neighborhood found NetFlix DVDs and other mail floating in Bon Air Creek. A part-time postal service employee was arrested and charged with one count of abandoning mail, a federal offense.

In the latest incident, undelivered mail included Christmas cards, bills and packages, all of which were drenched and open.

“The mail is in the hands of the Office of the Inspector General,” said Cathy Boule, Richmond District communications coordinator for the postal service. “They are in the process of investigating the incident.”

Boule said her office is notifying the intended recipients of the mail.

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