- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A former northwest Missouri mail carrier faces up to five years in federal prison after admitting he threw away thousands of pieces of mail rather than deliver them.

Federal prosecutors say 54-year-old David Thompson, of Warrensburg, pleaded guilty Monday to stealing U.S. mail.

Prosecutors said that Thompson threw away an estimated 20,000 pieces of mail addressed to 5,571 recipients from May 2012 to January 2014.

Investigators with the postal service placed a camera in Thompson’s vehicle to investigate reports that he was drinking on the job. Prosecutors say the camera caught Thompson hiding mail at his home and in his car. The mail was later was found in a trash bin behind the Elks Lodge in Warrensburg.

Thompson is no longer employed by the postal service.

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