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Ex-mail carrier admits not delivering Kansas mail

March 22, 2012

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— A 77-year-old former mail carrier has admitted in court that she failed to deliver thousands of pieces of mail on her 115-mile northeast Kansas route.

Dixie Bontrager, of Whiting, pleaded guilty to mail theft Thursday in federal court in Topeka.

Bontrager told The Associated Press last month she didn't believe she had stolen mail, but simply failed to deliver it. She also said that much of the undelivered mail consisted of advertising.

In her plea deal, Bontrager admitted that agents searched four nonworking vehicles on her property in 2010 and found 496 first-class items and more than 2,700 standard mail items dating back to 2002. They also found periodicals and telephone books.

Bontrager was fired from the Holton Post Office in November 2010 after 30 years on the job.

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deec 2 years ago

The Postal Reorganization Act (PRA) of 1970 replaced the department with the current USPS model—an independent establishment of the executive branch designed to be self-sustaining by covering its operating costs with revenues generated through the sales of postage and postal-related products and services. USPS receives no appropriations for purposes other than revenue forgone on free and reduced rate mail.6 http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10455.pdf

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classclown 2 years ago

observant (anonymous) replies…

Further minor point, the PO is not a government agency. March 22, 2012 at 8:16 p.m.

The Postal Service is not government? Since when?

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Bob Forer 2 years ago

Sounds like she has some kind of hoarding personality disorder.

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JayhawkFan1985 2 years ago

And people say the government won't fire people based on performance. Why did it take the Holton post office 30 years to discover her incompetence or thefts? Perhaps the Holton postmaster should be fired too...

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