Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced Celia Yvette Gamet to three years in federal prison for theft of government money and aggravated identity theft.
Gamet had pleaded guilty on March 23, 2018.
According to court documents, from 2012 until 2016, Gamet was a tax preparer for HK Tax Service in Orlando. During that period, Gamet used her position as a tax preparer to steal personal identification information of others, some of whom were dependents of HK Tax’s clients. Unbeknownst to the HK Tax clients, and without their authority, Gamet used many of the dependents’ personal identification information to file false tax returns.
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Emily C. L. Chang.