**And the government wants to take over healthcare! **
Michigan Postal Worker Hoarded Thousands of Pieces of Mail Instead of Delivering Them
DETROIT — There were jokes and snickers at a Michigan post office when customers learned that an overwhelmed carrier had rented a storage unit to hide thousands of pieces of mail.
“I heard a couple of people come in and say, 'Can I pick up my mail — or is it in storage?”’ said Annette Koss, the postmaster in Howell, 50 miles northwest of Detroit. "We just didn’t understand it. It’s such a stupid thing to do."
Jill Hull pleaded guilty Tuesday to deserting the mail, a misdemeanor. The case is rare but it happens: From North Carolina to North Dakota, carriers in recent months have been hauled to court for failing to fulfill their routes.
Mail has been found in basements, garages and, in Hull’s case, a self-storage unit in Michigan’s Livingston County. In North Carolina, a mail carrier admitted to keeping junk mail buried in his backyard…