An Ohio postal worker has been put on leave after she was caught on camera throwing undelivered mail into a dumpster.
The incident was filmed Wednesday by a resident in Bond Hill, Ohio who saw the woman carry a white crate to the dumpster and dump the contents into the trash bin, according to NBC station in Cincinnati WLWT.
In the footage, the woman returns to her vehicle and grabs more mail, which is also tossed in the dumpster.
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Residents in the area said they suspected something was going on when they didn't receive mail for several days.
The letter carrier has been identified and is on leave pending an invesitgation, officials said.
"This is clearly unacceptable behavior that does not reflect the efforts of the thousands of professional, dedicated carriers in our workforce," the United States Postal Service said in a statement Thursday. "USPS OIG special agents identified the employee responsible for not properly delivering a small amount of mail. This mail was recovered and is being delivered to postal customers. The employee is not currently working pending the administrative review process."
The postal worker could be charged with federal misdemeanors for deserting mail and delaying mail delivery.