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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Tennessee

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Murfreesboro Woman Sentenced To Prison For Stealing Identities To File False Tax Returns

Melinda Boisseau, 37, of Murfreesboro, Tenn, was sentenced on January 19, 2017, to two years in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for filing false tax returns in the names of other individuals, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.


Boisseau pleaded guilty on May 10, 2016 to charges of aggravated identity theft and filing false claims in tax returns. Boisseau was also ordered to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $53,289.


According to the statement of facts, between June 2010 through February 2011, Boisseau used stolen personal identification information, along with fake employer and wage information, to file as many as 66 fraudulent tax returns.


This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie N. Toussaint prosecuted the case.

Identity Theft
Updated January 24, 2017