FL: Miami federal jury convicts man in murder of U.S. postal carrier in ID-theft scheme
We usually think of the financial or medical risks associated with ID theft. But murder to engage in ID theft?
Jay Weaver reports:
In December 2010, Bruce Parton was murdered in broad daylight while doing a job he had enjoyed for 30 years: delivering the mail.
On Thursday, a federal jury found a Miami-Dade man guilty of fatally shooting Parton as part of a plot to steal people’s identities and file fraudulent income-tax refunds in their names.
The jury found that Pikerson J. Mentor, 30, killed Parton, 60, of Pembroke Pines, for his master key so that he and a partner could access mailboxes — and the personal financial information inside the mail — belonging to residents of North Miami-Dade apartment complexes.
Read more in the Miami Herald