Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Press Releases

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More SIRF-Related Press Releases

August 25, 2015
Alabama Resident Indicted in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme Claiming More than $1 Million in Fraudulent Refunds

August 19, 2015
Alabama Woman Pleads Guilty for Role in Multimillion-Dollar Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Conspiracy

August 7, 2015
Eight Defendants Sentenced in $24 Million Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Ring

August 3, 2015
Former Alabama Jail Employee Sentenced for Stealing Identities as Part of Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

July 13, 2015
Alabama Man Pleads Guilty to Involvement in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

July 8, 2015
Owner of Louisiana Automotive Businesses Pleads Guilty for Role in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

July 2, 2015
Two Louisiana Residents Plead Guilty in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

June 25, 2015
Alabama Woman Sentenced to more than 12 Years in Prison for Leading $4 Million Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Ring

June 23, 2015
Two Louisiana Residents Plead Guilty in Stolen Identity Tax Fraud Scheme

June 17, 2015
Chicago Resident Indicted for Using Stolen Identities to File False Tax Returns

June 1, 2015
Alabama Woman Pleads Guilty for Involvement in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Ring

May 19, 2015
Former Alabama State Employee Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Identities Used to Request Over $7 Million in Tax Refunds

May 13, 2015
District of Columbia Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in Massive Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Scheme

May 12, 2015
Alabama Woman Charged with Conspiracy in $7.5 Million Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Ring

May 11, 2015
North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Filing False Claims for Tax Refunds and Identity Theft

April 21, 2015
Convicted Bank Robber, Drug Dealer and Two Others Sentenced to Prison for $1 Million Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

April 16, 2015
Former Alabama Nightclub Owner and Ringleader of Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Sentenced to Prison

April 15, 2015
Two Detroit Women Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns Using Identities of Dead People

April 14, 2015
Two Georgia Men Sentenced to Prison for Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud

April 9, 2015
Three Alabama Men Sentenced for Participation in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

April 1, 2015
Nine Defendants Plead Guilty in $20 Million Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Ring

March 16, 2015
North Carolina Man Indicted for Filing False Claims for Tax Refunds and Identity Theft

March 13, 2015
Alabama and Georgia Women Plead Guilty to Involvement in $4 Million Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Ring

March 6, 2015
Alabama and Georgia Residents Sentenced to Prison for Their Participation in $3 Million Identity Theft Scheme

February 19, 2015
Washington, D.C., Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges in Massive Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Scheme

January 14, 2015
Ringleader of Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme Involving Stolen Medicaid Names Found Guilty

January 13, 2015
Maryland Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Massive Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Scheme

December 18, 2014
Alabama Man Indicted for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

December 18, 2014
Alabama Medical Clerk Sentenced to Prison for Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Scheme that Involved Corrupt U.S. Postal Service Employee

December 18, 2014
Alabama Man Sentenced for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Using Names Stolen from Nursing Homes

December 12, 2014
Former Alabama Hospital Employee Sentenced to Prison for Identity Theft

November 19, 2014
Alabama Woman Pleads Guilty for Involvement in Identity Theft Tax Scheme

November 19, 2014
Employee of Check-Cashing Company Pleads Guilty to Involvement in Identity Theft Scheme

October 30, 2014
Three Indicted in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Ring

October 29, 2014
Alabama Bail Bondsman Sentenced for Stealing Identities that were Used to File Fraudulent Tax Returns

October 28, 2014
Man Sentenced in Alabama for His Role in Identity Theft Scheme

October 28, 2014
Man Pleads Guilty in Alabama for Involvement in Identity Theft Scheme

October 28, 2014
Alabama Tax Preparers Indicted for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

October 24, 2014
Alabama Woman Sentenced to Prison for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

October 23, 2014
Louisiana Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Income Tax Returns and Identity Theft

October 2, 2014
Former Alabama State Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing Identities from State Databases Used to Request Over $7 Million in Tax Refunds

September 2, 2014
Three Alabama Men Plead Guilty to Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

July 31, 2014
North Carolina Woman Sentenced for Role in Widespread Tax Return and Identity Fraud Conspiracy

July 29, 2014
Alabama Man Pleads Guilty to Involvement in Identity Theft Scheme Using Prisoner Names and Corrupt U.S. Postal Service Employee

July 16, 2014
Alabama Woman Convicted of Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

July 8, 2014
Alabama Hospital Employee Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft

July 8, 2014
Two Alabama Men Sentenced for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Crimes in Separate Cases

July 2, 2014
Alabama Tax Preparer Indicted for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

July 1, 2014
Three Indicted in a Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Ring

June 27, 2014
Former Bail Bondsman Indicted in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

June 3, 2014
Former Alabama Corrections Officers Sentenced for Identity Theft and Tax Fraud

May 22, 2014
$20 Million Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Ring Indicted

May 12, 2014
Former Virginia Department of Social Services Employee Sentenced for Preparing False Tax Returns and Stealing Identities

April 29, 2014
Alabama Man Sentenced to Prison for Million Dollar Scheme Using Prisoner Identities to Obtain False Tax Refunds

April 25, 2014
Alabama Man Sentenced for Tax Fraud and Identity Theft

April 24, 2014
Alabama Woman Sentenced for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

April 17, 2014
Former Certified Nursing Assistant and Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison for Identity Theft Tax Scheme

April 1, 2014
Alabama Man Pleads Guilty to Stolen Identity Refund Fraud and Firearms Offenses

March 13, 2014
Leader of Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Ring Sentenced to Jail

February 27, 2014
Fort Benning Employee Allegedly Steals Military Identities to Commit Multi-Million Dollar Tax Refund Fraud

February 24, 2014
Justice Department Highlights Efforts to Combat Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud

February 20, 2014
Alabama Family Sentenced to Prison for Identity Theft Scheme

January 27, 2014
Alabama Man Indicted in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

January 27, 2014
Alabama Jury Convicts Current and Former Corrections Officers of Identity Theft and Tax Fraud

January 16, 2014
Alabama Medical Clerk and Another Indicted in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Schemes

January 15, 2014
Jury Convicts Georgia Woman for Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud

January 13, 2014
Alabama Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud and Identity Theft

January 13, 2014
Social Workers Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft, Tax Crimes

December 23, 2013
Four Minneapolis-Based Return Preparers Indicted for Conspiracy, Aggravated Identity Theft, Preparing False Returns

December 2, 2013
Alabama Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

November 14, 2013
Alabama Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Identity Theft and Tax Refund Scheme

November 5, 2013
Alabama Husband and Wife Plead Guilty to Identity Theft Scheme

November 4, 2013
Debt Collection Employee and Son-In-Law Sent to Prison for Identity Theft Tax Scheme

October 31, 2013
California Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the IRS and Aggravated Identity Theft

October 31, 2013
Former U.S. Postal Service Mail Carrier Sentenced to Prison for Role in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

September 25, 2013
Alabama Man Pleads Guilty to His Involvement in an Identity Theft Scheme Using Stolen Prisoner Names and a Corrupt Postal Employee

September 24, 2013
Former Alabama Tax Return Preparer Sentenced for Tax Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

September 23, 2013
Alabama State Employee Sentenced for Providing Names in Identity Theft Scheme

September 16, 2013
Alabama Man Indicted for Multi-Year Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Conspiracy

September 13, 2013
North Carolina Woman Sentenced for Preparing False Tax Returns and Identity Fraud

September 3, 2013
Alabama Woman Sentenced to Jail for Role in Identity Theft Tax Scheme

August 20, 2013
Alabama Tax Return Preparers and 19 Foreign Nationals Charged with Conspiring to Defraud the United States, Identity Theft and Money Laundering

August 14, 2013
Alabama State Employee Sentenced to Prison for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

July 18, 2013
Louisiana Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Defendant Sentenced to Federal Prison

July 5, 2013
U.S. Postal Service Mail Carrier Convicted for Involvement with Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Conspiracy

June 21, 2013
Alabama Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy in Tax Refund Identity Theft Scheme

June 13, 2013
California Woman Charged with Aiding and Assisting the Preparation of False Tax Returns and Identity Fraud

June 12, 2013
Alabama Man Indicted for Multi-State Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

May 30, 2013
Alabama Woman Pleads Guilty in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

May 29, 2013
Alabama Resident Pleads Guilty in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

May 23, 2013
Alabama Woman Pleads Guilty for Involvement in a Large Scale Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

May 17, 2013
Alabama Women Receives Four Years in Prison in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

May 16, 2013
Alabama Man Pleads Guilty for Involvement in a Large Scale Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

May 7, 2013
Internet Installer Sentenced for Hijacking Customer's Internet to Perpetrate Identity Theft Tax Scheme

April 30, 2013
Alabama Resident Indicted in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

April 30, 2013
New York Man Pleads Guilty in Massachusetts to Theft of Government Property and Money Laundering in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

April 26, 2013
Alabama Man Indicted Multi-Million Dollar Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme Using Prisoner Identities

April 26, 2013
Alabama Residents Indicted for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Conspiracy

April 25, 2013
California CPA Sentenced to Two Years in Prison and Ordered to Pay Restitution for Role in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme

April 24, 2013
Alabama Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

March 28, 2013
Three Sentenced in Alabama Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Conspiracy

March 8, 2013
Alabama Corrections Officer and Former Corrections Officer Indicted for Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud

March 7, 2013
Louisiana Tax Return Preparer Convicted of Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

March 7, 2013
Alabama Defendants Sentenced for Their Role in a Million Dollar Identity Theft Tax Scheme

February 8, 2013
Alabama Woman Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Running Sophisticated Million Dollar Identity Theft Tax Scheme

February 4, 2013
Family Members Sentenced in Alabama in $1.9 Million Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

February 4, 2013
Alabama Woman Pleads Guilty in a Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

January 31, 2013
Oregon Man Indicted for Tax Fraud and Identity Theft

January 30, 2013
Georgia Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Jail for Identity Theft

January 29, 2013
Alabama State Employee Indicted for Identity Theft

January 29, 2013
Alabama Employee Indicted for Providing Names to a Million Dollar Identity Theft Scheme

January 29, 2013
Alabama Woman Indicted for Her Role in a Million Dollar Identity Theft Scheme

January 29, 2013
Alabama Woman Indicted for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

January 17, 2013
Cordele, Georgia, Resident Indicted for Using Stolen Identities on False Tax Returns

January 17, 2013
Alabama Residents Indicted Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Conspiracy

January 11, 2013
Justice Department Seeks to Shut Down Florida Tax Preparer

January 10, 2013
Alabama Man Pleads Guilty to Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

January 7, 2013
Georgia Woman Indicted For Stealing Identities to Obtain Tax Refunds

November 19, 2012
New Mexico Man Sentenced to Prison for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

November 7, 2012
Barbados National Sentenced to Prison for Using Stolen Identities to Obtain Tax Refunds

October 31, 2012
Alabama Woman Pleads Guilty to a Sophisticated Million Dollar Identity Theft Scheme

October 24, 2012
U.S. Postal Service Mail Carrier Indicted for Involvement with Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Conspiracy

October 24, 2012
Alabama Man Indicted for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

October 23, 2012
Alabama Woman Sentenced to Prison for Using Stolen Identities to Obtain Tax Refunds

October 18, 2012
Family Members in Alabama Plead Guilty in Million Dollar Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

September 19, 2012
Alabama Defendants Sentenced in a Multi-Million Dollar Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

September 13, 2012
Alabama Woman Sentenced to 64 Months in Prison for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

September 11, 2012
State of Alabama Employee Pleads Guilty to Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

August 21, 2012
Alabama Woman Pleads Guilty in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

August 17, 2012
Georgia Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Crimes

August 8, 2012
Alabama Return Preparer Sentenced to Federal Prison for Tax Conspiracy Involving Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

July 23, 2012
Florida Tax Preparer Sentenced to Federal Prison for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

July 5, 2012
Alabama Woman Pleads Guilty in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Case

June 1, 2012
Five Sentenced for Their Roles in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

May 17, 2012
Defendants in Alabama Plead Guilty in Two Separate Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Schemes

May 16, 2012
Alabama Sisters Sent to Prison for Their Roles in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

May 14, 2012
New Mexico Man Pleads Guilty to Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Crimes

May 8, 2012
Leaders of Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Ring that Used Stolen Information of Medicaid Recipients Each Sentenced to Over 25 Years in Prison

May 8, 2012
Alabama Return Preparer Sentenced to Federal Prison for Tax Conspiracy Involving Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

April 24, 2012
Florida Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft and Wire Fraud

March 13, 2012
Six Plead Guilty in Ohio to Tax and Mail Fraud Conspiracies Involving ID Theft of Deceased

March 13, 2012
Alabama Woman Sentenced to More than Five Years in Prison for Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Scheme

February 10, 2012
Former IRS Employee from Texas Sentenced to Nearly Nine Years in Prison on Theft of Government Property and Aggravated Identity Theft Convictions

January 24, 2012
Alabama Return Preparers Plead Guilty to Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Scheme

January 24, 2012
Owner of Alabama Tax Business Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Prison for Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Scheme

January 6, 2012
Alabama Woman Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft and Tax Charges

December 21, 2011
Alabama Woman Sentenced to 94 Months in Prison for Stealing Identities of Student Loan Borrowers

November 15, 2011
Alabama Tax Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Using Stolen Identities to Obtain Tax Refunds

October 14, 2011
Montgomery, Alabama, Woman Pleads Guilty to Two Tax Fraud and Identity Theft Conspiracies

October 3, 2011
Montgomery, Alabama, Woman Pleads Guilty to Using Stolen Identities to Obtain Tax Refunds

September 14, 2011
Montgomery, ALA., Man Pleads Guilty for Role in Two Tax Fraud and Identity Theft Conspiracies

August 11, 2011
Mansfield, Texas, Man Admits to Theft of Government Property and Aggravated Identity Theft

May 24, 2011
Alabama Tax Preparer Sentenced for Identity Theft and Filing False Tax Returns

March 10, 2011
Alabama Man Pleads Guilty for Role in Tax Fraud and Identity Theft Conspiracy

March 2, 2011
Alabama Man Sentenced to 36 Months in Prison for Tax Fraud and Identity Theft

 

     

    Updated August 25, 2015