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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 9, 2021

Florida man admits to filing fraudulent tax returns with the IRS

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Windsor Nycklass, of West Park, Florida, has admitted to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Nycklass, 32, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Wire Fraud” and one count of “Aggravated Identity Theft.”  In March and April 2015, Nycklass unlawfully obtained the names, dates of birth, and social security numbers of multiple taxpayers without their knowledge and consent.  Nycklass then used the taxpayers’ information to fraudulently access the IRS eAuthentication (“eAuth”) Online Taxpayer System.  Nycklass then filed fraudulent tax returns using the taxpayers’ identities.  The fraudulent tax returns were processed at an IRS facility location in Martinsburg.

As a part of his plea agreement with the United States, Nycklass has agreed to pay $50,801 in restitution to the IRS.

Nycklass faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for the wire fraud charge and two years of incarceration for the aggravated identity theft charge. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn M. Adkins is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration – Cybercrime Investigations Division investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

 

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Identity Theft
Tax
Updated August 10, 2021