Two PB Men Convicted of $700,000 ID Theft, Fraud

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By Paula McMahon Sun Sentinel
April 10, 2015 5:48 p.m.

Two Palm Beach County men have been convicted of taking part in an identity theft conspiracy involving more than 1,000 fraudulent income tax returns, yielding about $700,000 in refunds, federal prosecutors announced Friday.

Lukner Blanc, 31, of Royal Palm Beach, and Benoit Placide, also known as "Snow" and "Mario," of West Palm Beach, were convicted of conspiracy, fraud and aggravated identity theft charges.

Jurors in the federal trial in West Palm Beach deliberated for about nine hours over two days before reaching their verdict Wednesday.

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