After being tipped off, federal agents found bags of mail stashed at the home of a U.S. Postal Service employee in Pennsylvania on Sunday. A spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General confirmed that the find included "business mail, flats, and [a] 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," spokesperson Scott Balfour said.
The mail was found in trash bags that were set out by the curb for collection.
Local news reported that the suspected mail carrier is Sean Troesch, who reportedly had nothing to say on Monday after agents descended upon his home and collected the bags he set out to be discarded. Neighbors, however, told local KDKA that they have seen similar bags set out by Troesch on several different occasions.
"I don't know what's going on over there. But whatever it is, if that's what happened, that's a shame," one of Troesch's neighbors said.
Once the USPS Office of Inspector General completes their investigation, the case will move to the U.S. Attorney's Office for potential prosecution.
🔦 More attention than usual is being paid to crimes like this due to the increased influence vote-by-mail is expected to have on the outcome of the presidential election due to COVID-19.