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by Randy Cassingham

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Appointed Rounds
Apex, N.C., mail carrier Steven Padgett, 58, was popular along his route. He brought packages to people’s doors, and gave treats to dogs. But suspicious postal authorities went to his house and found hundreds of thousands of pieces of mail piled in his garage and buried in his yard, dating back to the 1990s. Padgett pleaded guilty to delaying and destroying mail, and was sentenced to probation, a $3,000 fine, and community service. Before the court proceedings, authorities sent notices to hundreds of his customers asking for their comments about the criminal case. Only one responded — with support for Padgett. (Raleigh News & Observer) ...I don’t suppose Padgett was responsible for delivering those notices?
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