Former disgruntled postal worker who burned letters finds thousands buried

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:34 PM

(WHAS11) – A postal worker who was once called the laziest mailman in the world is in trouble again.

Former mailman Richard Farrell was accused of burning letters back in 2010 and now he’s admitting that what he didn’t burn, he buried in his backyard.

Police have found the burial ground for 35,000 pieces of mail in Belfair, Washington.

The mailman says he did it because he didn’t like his job and he wanted to spend his days at a local tavern instead of working.

“Just because I was lazy and I became not a very good employee. I just wanted to get out of there as soon as possible,” he said.

In 2010, Farrell was fined and sentenced to 120 hours of community service and three years of probation for burning mail.

Then a few weeks ago Farrell found thousands more pieces that investigators missed in a storage shed, so he buried it and was caught.

So far, Farrell has not been charged or arrested on these new accusations.
 

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