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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Jacksonville Woman Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Defraud The United States And Aggravated Identity Theft

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Cherica Daniels has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and aggravated identity theft. She faces a maximum penalty of seven years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set. Daniels was indicted on September 10, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, Daniels participated in a scheme to prepare and file false and fraudulent tax returns, using the identities and social security numbers of others without their permission. Agents found Daniels in possession of personal identifying information of more than 200 individuals.        

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kelly S. Karase.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Identity Theft
Tax
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Updated February 4, 2016