If you've been sitting around waiting for your stimulus check, that 'letter of apology' from your ex, or just about anything else from the U.S Postal Service and you live just outside of the Capital Region,  you shouldn't hold your breath.

A Schoharie County mail carrier admitted this week to burying thousands of letters, mail, and packages throughout the county.  All in all, it was determined that nearly 6,000 pieces of mail were not delivered to people who live just outside the Capital Region and with it comes possible jail time and a $250,000 fine.

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According to sources, 25-year-old Tanner Brown was a Postal Worker for the U.S. Postal Service when he took it upon himself to discard the mail in Sharon Springs over a 7 month period in 2019.

Authorities say he dumped the mostly First Class Mail in grassy knolls, wooded areas and even jammed them under old tires.  When authorities located the nearly 6,000 pieces of mail in Sharon Springs, they were "wet, dirty and covered in bugs."

Brown, from Cobleskill, admitted to discarding the mail instead of delivering the items to people living in Onondaga County in Central New York.  According to WIVB Buffalo, Brown faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he's sentenced which is scheduled for August 4th.

There's no word at this time as to why Tanner Brown did what he did, but as you can see, it's a crime that isn't taken very lightly.

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