Tampa Woman Pleads Guilty To Providing Information For Tax Fraud
Tampa, Florida - United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that Ieshia Jordan (27, Tampa) pleaded guilty today to conspiracy and wrongful disclosure of health information. Jordan faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in federal prison for the conspiracy charge and up to 10 years in prison on the wrongful disclosure of health information charge.
According to the plea agreement, Jordan stole identifying information of individuals, including names and social security numbers, from her former employer, Intermedix Corporation. Intermedix is a medical billing company that assists fire departments and emergency medical service providers across the county in billing for their medical services.
In September 2012, during the execution of search warrants at several locations, records from Intermedix were found. Intermedix traced the records back to Jordan. When interviewed by law enforcement, Jordan admitted that she accessed the records at her work place, without authorization, in order to generate the information needed to file fraudulent tax returns and obtain tax refunds. Jordan said she then gave the records to others to sell and use to file fraudulent tax returns. Jordan also stated she was paid for her role in the scheme.
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, the Tampa Police Department, and the United States Postal Inspection Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Sara C. Sweeney and Amanda L. Riedel.