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

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