VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NewsNation Now) — The United States Postal Service is investigating after undelivered mail was found in a dumpster in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Pete Brown, a spokesman for the USPS, said the agency is interviewing a person of interest in connection with the incident. He did not say whether that person is a USPS employee, according to NewsNation affiliate WAVY.
There was no indication that there were early voting ballots in the mail, but Brown said they’ve seen a lot of election-related mail such as flyers for political figures.
He was unable to confirm where the mail came from and added there haven’t been reports of any similar incidents recently in that area.
The penalty for stealing mail is up to five years in federal prison.
NewsNation affiliate WAVY contributed to this report.