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January 10, 2018

Posted  January 10, 2018

A Harvey, Illinois, man was sentenced to 63 months in prison for his role in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme. According to documents filed with the court, from around November 2014 to March 2015, Jonathan Herring, 34, working with at least two others, prepared and filed income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) using stolen names and social security numbers of U.S. Air Force service members, and deposited the fraudulently obtained tax refunds into bank accounts that he controlled. In total, Herring filed approximately 225 fraudulent returns seeking approximately $845,979 in tax refunds. DOJ

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