A Columbus postal carrier has been suspended after investigators found 13,000 pieces of undelivered mail during a search of his Clinton Township home.
No charges have been filed against Charles E. Moore, 54, of 1926 Sale Rd.
But a federal search warrant shows that special agents from the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General searched his house, car and garage last Wednesday after customers had reported that DVDs of movies had not arrived as expected between April 2012 and March 2013.
Special agent Scott Balfour said that he could not confirm Moore’s name because he hasn’t been charged with a crime. But he said Moore has worked for the postal service off and on in various positions since 2006.
The search warrant said Moore carried mail for two routes in the 43202 ZIP code, which is in southern Clintonville.
Balfour said the postal service is hoping to get mail found during the search back to customers within the next few days. He said 1,500 pieces were first-class and the rest was standard-rate mail, which includes business mail and magazines.
Balfour said most of the undelivered mail was sealed when it was found.
By Kathy Lynn Gray - The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)
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