The mail carrier arrested for dumping bags of East Greenwich, Warwick and North Kingstown mail in July 2013 has been sentenced in federal court to one year probation.
Matteo Morelli, 35, of Warwick, was sentenced on April 11 by Chief Judge William E. Smith.
The Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General investigated reports of mail dumping in June 2013, and Morelli was arrested in July. After interviewing Morelli, Postal Service investigators found more than 1,000 pieces of mail in a garbage receptacle behind a Warwick school.
Morelli had been hired as a temporary postal worker in December 2012. He originally pleaded not guilty but changed his plea to guilty in January.
The mail that was recovered was released to local postal authorities last July for processing.