WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- The daily mail has been full of surprises lately for the folks of Warrensburg. Some have been receiving mail more than two years old. It's all part of an ongoing investigation involving a postal carrier accused of stashing undelivered mail in his home.
Warrensburg resident John Zey said he's already hearing reports from friends about mail arriving at their homes that's been missing for years.
"A friend of mine at work said he got two letters and they were both old, but they were like two to three years apart and he couldn't understand it at all," Zey said.
A local business owner told FOX 4 News that she got several Christmas cards delivered just this month. As to why it took so long to reach her, the explanation can be found in a letter from the US Postal Service Office of Inspector General.
It states that in January a Warrensburg postal carrier was investigated on suspicion of interfering with mail delivery. FOX 4 News has learned that bins of mail were found stashed in his home.
The US Attorney's Office received the case last month and is now determining whether criminal charges will be filed.
It's the second time this year a Missouri postal employee has been investigated for keeping the mail, instead of delivering it.
In February, FOX 4 Problem Solvers discovered tons of mails stashed in a home belonging to Independence Post Office Supervisor Marcia Galapo. Her case has also been sent to the US Attorney's Office, which is determining whether criminal charges should be filed. As in Warrensburg, all the mail in Galapo's home has now been delivered.