Alabama man sentenced in ID theft/tax refund fraud scheme

ID-100128578The U.S. Department of Justice just announced the sentencing of a man who reportedly took part in a scheme to rip off American citizens AND the federal government.

Kevin Jackson of Montgomery, Alabama was handed a sentence of 102 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release for his role in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme. He also must pay $150,840.49 in restitution. Jackson had previously pled guilty to access device fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Jackson reportedly had a storage locker in which law enforcement officers found a computer, three cellphones, at least 500 names and Social Security numbers of ID theft victims and at least 70 prepaid debit cards. The equipment was allegedly used in a scheme to get fraudulent tax refunds by filing tax returns under stolen identities.