A former postal worker in Middletown is "no longer with the postal service" after throwing mail into a dumpster by a supermarket last month, according to the U.S. Postal Service.
London Mulcahy, of the U.S. Postal Service Inspector General's office, said the carrier tossed mail into a dumpster behind the Price Chopper supermarket on Washington Street in Middletown on Feb. 9.
The discarded mail was taken out of the dumpster and delivered to the intended recipients two days later, Mulcahy said.
According to Mulcahy, the office of the Inspector General learned of the incident Feb. 12 and launched an investigation.
The mail carrier held responsible is no longer working with the USPS.
Mulcahy couldn't say whether the worker was fired or quit.
A similar incident was reported in Uncasville last month. The status of that mail carrier is unclear.