TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Torry Williams, 24, of Tampa, who performs as a rap artist under the name “Toon Trill,” was sentenced today to 36 months in federal prison after pleading guilty on March 30, 2018, to theft of government money and aggravated identity theft. The sentence was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
Between November 2012 and June 2013, Williams, who was a student at Tallahassee Community College, was involved in a scheme to file fraudulent tax returns in the names of others. The IRS issued approximately $149,847 in refunds based upon these fraudulent returns. As part of the scheme to illegally obtain tax refunds, Williams used the dates of birth, names, and social security numbers of over fourteen different people.
As part of his sentence, Williams was ordered to pay $149,847 in restitution to the government.
This case resulted from an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Harwin prosecuted the case.
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