A post office chain is in the spotlight again after an investigation into allegations of mail theft.
The National Post’s Robert Maclean reported Thursday that the Post Offices of Canada has launched a review into the company after discovering a letter from a postal worker was sent to an independent contractor.
The Post Offics investigation began in December when the independent contractor received a letter with a “personal attachment” that appeared to be addressed to the man.
It was not immediately clear how the man knew the postal worker, but the company says it notified the employee.
The letter was later sent to the Independent Contractor in question.
The investigation is ongoing and the Post Office says it is reviewing the company’s practices.
A spokesperson for the PostOffice of Canada said it was “aware of an investigation being undertaken by the Postmasters’ Council of Canada and is co-operating fully with it.”
Maclean says the investigation comes amid a nationwide “postal theft epidemic” and a number of incidents involving mail stolen from post offices across the country.
The Post Office of Canada says it has made improvements to its customer service and that it is “actively addressing these issues.”