Postman's secret stash
AN ALCOY postman could face up to three years in prison after a stash of 3,200 letters was found in a storeroom.
The postman was employed by Correos from 2002 until 2015, delivering mail to Ibi, Alcoy and Alicante.
As from 2007, he worked out of Onteniente post office.
His stash was discovered when a neighbour reported that he was storing an unusually large amount of letters in a storeroom.
Correos had already sus- pended him for irregularities in deliveries in December 2014.
He was sacked in April 2015, after the storeroom episode.
The majority of the undelivered mail was addressed to homes in Ibi and Onteniente.
Over the years, the postman had been hoarding a pile of undelivered mail. Amongst the letters found were official correspondence from the authorities, 162 certified letters, official notifications, driving licences, prescription pads, as well as letters from the health and employment authorities, bank letters, insurance letters, election propaganda, private letters and junk mail.
Some letters also contained cheques, although the man was not thought to have misappropriated any money.
The postman was charged with "disloyalty in the custody of documents".
The public prosecutor considers that he damaged the interests of the intended recipients of the correspondence. Many of the letters were retained as evidence by the court for the upcoming trial.