Philippa Lynette Lindsay.
More undelivered mail has been handed in to Queenstown
police as it has emerged Wakatipu residents lodged more than
300 missing mail complaints to New Zealand Post over two years.
Senior Constable Chris Blackford said five boxes and two
postal carry bags filled with undelivered mail were delivered
to the Queenstown police station at 6pm last Friday by a
Frankton property resident.
Snr Const Chris Blackford said the mail was found in a large
Frankton property which had an extensive backyard with thick
undergrowth. It was not yet known how many individual mail
items were in the boxes and bags.
Former postie Philippa Lynette Lindsay was arrested on
November 9 after police found an estimated 12,000 mail items
at the same Frankton house.
She faces one indictably laid charge of stealing mail and
parcels between September 1, 2010 and November 9, 2012.
The Southland Times reported today that New Zealand Post
received 317 complaints about missing mail from Wakatipu
residents between January 2010 and Novermber 16 this year.
Postal Workers Union president John Maynard told the
newspaper he wanted to know why the company failed to act
until last month.
"That's a lot of dissatisfied customers."