Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Right out of a "Seinfeld" episode

Fans of "Seinfeld" remember Newman, the mailman down the hall who would call in sick on rainy days and plot diabolic schemes within the postal service. In one story line, Newman (played by Wayne Knight) kept mail in Jerry's storage unit.

Well, a former postal worker in Michigan may have gotten an idea from seeing that episode.

According to the Associated Press, Jill Hull has been charged with stealing thousands of pieces of mail that authorities say she had kept in a storage unit northwest of Detroit .

Federal investigators say they've recovered more than 9,000 pieces of mail from a storage unit in Fowlerville. Authorities allege in court documents that Hull admitted storing the mail because she couldn't deliver it on time. Some mail has postmarks from 2005.

Hull worked for the Postal Service in the Howell area for three-and-a-half years. She quit in August, about three weeks before the mail was discovered.

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