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20 Passport Applications Missing From Tappan Post Office

May 31, 2018 - 9:05 am
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TAPPAN, N.Y. (WCBS 880) -- The reliability of the U.S. Postal Service is being called into question yet again in the Hudson Valley.

This time 20 passport applications have been reported missing from the Tappan Post Office.

A constituent complained to Congresswoman Nita Lowey when his daughter's application never arrived at the Connecticut passport agency.

Lowey has been putting pressure on the postmaster general for missing mail, spotty delivery and recent mailbox thefts.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day is also concerned and will reach out to the local postmaster.

"What I am calling upon is the post office to immediately look at their security measures, look at their work flow and look at their work responsibilities ensure that it is top notch, not just a getting along scenario that is just going to injure people as it relates to identity theft in particular," Day said. "They need to take immediate action in order to ensure that there's a belief in the mail system."

A postal official apologized to the congresswoman's office, calling this an isolated incident.

The Westchester District manager said every effort is being made to locate the missing passport appications.