A former postal worker was convicted Thursday of aggravated identity theft and access device fraud after a four-day federal trial, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
Yvenel Clotaire of West Palm Beach provided co-conspirators with the identities and addresses of about 60 people on his postal route to obtain fraudulent unemployment benefits from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
The state mailed Florida Visa debit cards through interstate commerce to homes on the Clotaire’s postal route. The cards were then transferred to a co-conspirator who made withdrawals from ATMs.
The state estimates it sustained $90,000 in financial losses because of the scheme.
Clotaire is scheduled to to be sentenced May 19.