Florida Mail Carrier Accused of Tax Fraud Scheme

Orville Dwight Hylton faces a charge of theft of government property.

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A Hillsborough County mail carrier is accused of trying to sell nearly $20,000 of fraudulent tax refund checks.

The Tampa Bay Times reports 40-year-old Orville Dwight Hylton faces a charge of theft of government property after trying to sell the checks at a discount price.

A federal complaint says the checks came from the same ZIP code where Hylton delivers mail.

No further details were immediately available.

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