22 Jul 2013

French Polynesia woman charged over mail theft

7:14 pm on 22 July 2013

A 27-year-old woman in French Polynesia is to appear in court in December for stealing and hoarding mail.

The Tahiti-infos says the mail theft on Hao atoll was discovered by the woman's mother-in-law who found a bag of letters at her house, containing up to 10,000 letters.

She advised police who then detained the postal worker and in a search of her home, found hundreds more unopened letters.

The postal service is now distributing the mail items which had been collected over a two-year period.