Residents told agents Elizabeth Simonian, 49, was frustrated over the addresses on some mail. She was arrested Wednesday on a charge of destruction of mail by a postal employee, which carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison, said Fred Alverson, spokesman for the
According to court papers, two residents found 133 pieces of mail in a trash bin behind the post office on May 7.
Fred Eiginger, one of the men who made the discovery, said people in the village began noticing they weren’t getting bills and other mail after Simonian was hired as temporary postmaster in December.
Simonian had told postal agents that she threw away only mail that was undeliverable or had no forwarding address.
The Postal Service fired her July 13, Alverson said.
Simonian appeared in U.S. District Court in
Simonian, also the elected clerk-treasurer in