COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — A mail carrier in northeast Ohio is facing federal charges after police allegedly found other people’s mail in the trunk of her vehicle.
U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Office of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Kenneth Cleevly announced Friday that De’Andrian L. Rice, 27, of Maple Heights, was charged with delay or destruction of mail or newspapers.
“Americans depend upon the reliability and security of the U.S. mail, especially during this election season,” said U.S Attorney Justin Herdman. “Actions by mail carriers and postal employees that violate this trust will result in federal prosecution.”
Rice, a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, has worked in the cities of Cleveland and Bedford, according to the criminal complaint.