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Ex-Norfolk postal worker pleads guilty to dumping mail

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 12:00 AM

VIRGINIA, United States(AP):

A former United States (US) Postal Service worker faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to dumping hundreds of pieces of mail in Norfolk.

Shalita Corley of Portsmouth pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of secreting and delaying US mail. She's scheduled to be sentenced July 15 in US District Court in Norfolk.

Court records show a Norfolk resident saw Corley walking around an overgrown lot and acting suspiciously on February 3. The resident found two trash bags containing mail after Corley left in a Postal Service vehicle.

The Postal Service recovered seven additional trash bags containing mail from the lot during the following week.

Corley resigned on February 6.