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Tampa Man Sentenced To 7 Years In Federal Prison For Tax Refund Fraud

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December 19, 2013

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore today sentenced Quincy Wimberly (29, Tampa) to seven years in federal prison for theft of government property and aggravated identity theft.  Quincy Wimberly pleaded guilty on September 5, 2013.

According to court documents, from at least as early as January of 2011, Wimberly engaged in stolen identity tax refund fraud. He was responsible for over sixty fraudulently filed tax returns and fraudulently obtained tax refunds in excess of $175,000.

Wimberly’s co-conspirators, Nikia Williams and Porscha Williams, were previously sentenced to 6 ½ years and 4 years in prison, respectively, for their roles in the scheme.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Tampa Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Sara C. Sweeney and Amanda L. Riedel.

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