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Postman jailed for hiding more than 44,000 pieces of mail

'I think he was lazy,' officer says

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Postman jailed for hiding more than 44,000 pieces of mail

By Rick Couri

KRMG – Tulsa

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. —

A Kentucky mail carrier is behind bars for hiding more than 44,000 pieces of mail in a storage facility and his dead mother's home.

Kentucky Chief U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley Jr. hit William "Brent" Morse of Dawson Springs with a sentence of six months in jail and six months of home incarceration for “destroying, hiding and delaying the delivery of U.S. mail.”  

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"He wanted to speed up his route," police Capt. Craig Patterson told The Courier-Journal. "I think he was lazy."

The federal employee was also ordered to shell out $15,000 in restitution to people who had their mail delayed or destroyed, the newspaper reported.

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