COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Federal agents earlier this year discovered a Columbus postal worker delayed over 8,000 pieces of mail from getting to customers.
Albert Matthews II, who was a city carrier at the USPS Columbus-Beechwold Station, was charged in July with two counts of delay or destruction of mail. He took a plea agreement and pleaded guilty in federal court in August.
A sentencing memo filed this week revealed he “intentionally delayed and detained” at least 8,268 pieces of mail.
“He intentionally disregarded his Postal Service employee oath and breached and harmed the USPS and the public’s confidence and trust in one of United States oldest and most trusted institutions,” a special assistant U.S. attorney wrote.