STERLING, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say they recovered more than 26,000 pieces of undelivered mail in northeastern Colorado and arrested a former Postal Service worker.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Friday the recovered mail was addressed to people in Sterling and Fort Morgan. Authorities haven’t said where or how they found it.READ MORE: Ulices Venzor Found Passed Out Inside Stolen Vehicle With Guns, 20 Catalytic Converters
Twenty-two-year-old Tayson Adam Hidalgo of Sterling is charged with delaying or destroying mail between October 2014 and April 2016.
He didn’t immediately return a telephone message left by The Associated Press.READ MORE: Bear Euthanized After Falling From Colorado Springs Waterfall
If convicted, Hidalgo faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. He’s free on an unsecured $5,000 bond and is due in court on Oct. 25.
A meeting is scheduled in Sterling on Nov. 7 to brief residents on when the mail will be delivered.MORE NEWS: Foul Ball With Foul Results; Chris Valerio Receives 500 Stitches After Collision With Outfield Fence
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