If those ‘Happy Birthday’ or holiday cards didn’t pour in over the past year, there could be an explanation for that.

A United States postal worker got busted with a public storage unit full of mail he never delivered.

He spent $49 a month to hide mail because he couldn’t “make time” to get through his routes.

I’m talking about Jason Delacruz, the former mail carrier in Chesapeake, Virginia.

He pleaded guilty to charges of delay of mail in August 2019.

Delacruz’s fate will be signed, sealed and delivered on February 12th, the day of his sentencing.

Delacruz told authorities he rented the unit for “the sole purpose of storing mail he could not deliver.”

He started squirreling away mail in November or December 2018 and got the storage unit in February 2019.

His stash was found a few months later in May.

Almost 5,000 pieces of mail were found in the storage unit in Virginia Beach.

Nearly 100 pieces of first-class mail; important stuff like bank statements, tax return documents and letters from the DMV and IRS.

Then there were magazines and other publications; 115 pieces in total.

The rest were advertisements, more than 4,700!

CNN cites federal law which says Delacruz could get hit with a fine or up to five years in prison.

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