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Undelivered mail found at home of Wilson carrier

Posted September 5, 2008

— A mail carrier on a rural Wilson County route was found to have hoarded mail rather than delivered it.

According to the Wilson County Sheriff's Office, more than 300 pieces of undelivered mail were found at the home of James E. Varnell. 37, of 6418 Litchfield Road. Some charred pieces of mail were also found, leading authorities to believe Varnell may had burned some mail.

Varnell was charged with larceny by an employee after a joint investigation by the sheriff's office and the U.S. Postal Service.

Varnell was being held at the Wilson County jail.

The postal service is working to deliver all the confiscated mail.


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  • Pirate77 Sep 5, 2008

    the other mail carrier who didn't deliver mail was in the raleigh area....i think holly springs. what is up with this? I guess they get finished with their route really early if they don't deliver the mail.

  • LookN4Reality Sep 5, 2008

    Hmmm....another mail carrier goes "postal".....stressful job?

  • colliedave Sep 5, 2008

    so much for neither snow, sleet, or gloom of night delaying him from his appointed rounds

  • whatusay Sep 5, 2008

    I was wondering where my Geico application was.

  • san4short Sep 5, 2008

    Nope..it's another guy, the other one was older, I think 58 who didn't deliver "junk mail". This guy obviously was just lazy and figured he would burn it rather than deliver it!

  • HappyGirl08 Sep 5, 2008

    Again? Isn't this the same dude from a few weeks ago?