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Crooked San Bruno Postman's Sentencing Delayed

Romeo Maniulit Natan 38, of San Bruno, pleaded no contest to identity theft, credit card fraud and commercial burglary for stealing mail and credit cards and giving them to friends to use fraudulently.

Sentencing for a larcenous postman whose San Bruno residence and vehicle contained thousands and thousands of pieces of undelivered mail -- and who stole credit cards for his and his friends' use --  was delayed again Wednesday because his attorney was ill.

Romeo Maniulit Natan, 38, pleaded no contest in January to commercial burglary, identity theft and credit card fraud for stealing mail and credit cards.

As part of the plea agreement, he will get no more than three years behind bars when he is sentenced March 8, though though the judge could choose to give him less time in prison, records state.

The court Wednesday was advised that the defense lawyer will be out sick for another two weeks, court papers indicated.

Natan stole the mail for the most part from Devonshire Avenue in San Carlos, authorities said.

He was caught when an accomplice was arrested and fingered him as the source of the stolen cards.

Natan was also spotted on surveillance video, using pilfered cards at a Target store in Colma, court papers indicate.

Investigators serving a search warrant at his San Bruno home found bags of undelivered mail in a storage closet; they also found more than 1,000 pieces of mail in the trunk of his vehicle, authorities said.

Natan is in the county jail in lieu of $150,000 bail while he awaits sentencing, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney.

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