FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida postal employee is accused of throwing away mail instead of delivering it.
Local news outlets report that 28-year-old Angelica M. Morman pleaded not guilty Tuesday in federal court. A U.S. Attorney's Office news release says she was indicted last week on a count of delay or destruction of mail. She faces up to five years in prison.
Authorities say Morman dumped more than 400 pieces of mail in a trash bin behind a Fort Myers restaurant last month.
The restaurant's owner saw the incident on surveillance video and reported it to the postal service.
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