BREAKING NEWS – Chesterfield County, Virginia – Two Midlothian postal workers pleaded guilty to throwing away mail. Robert C. Chamberlain and Donna M. Smith, mail carriers at the Genito Station Post Office, pleaded guilty to obstructing the mail by discarding it. Chamberlain and Smith will each serve six months of probation and pay a $250 fine. The judge rejected the argument from their attorneys, which was, the two employees only threw away letters which appeared to be final notices before utilities were turned off, alleging that delivering them would “pointlessly stress out the addressee who was already dealing with financial difficulties”. Smith and Chamberlain also stated that the reason why they kept and cashed social security checks, was to teach the senior citizens with whom they were supposed to be delivered, about the very real dangers of mail theft.