A Coral Springs resident was sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release for stealing government money.
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Kelly R. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), and Tony Pustizzi, Chief, Coral Springs Police Department, made the announcement.
Lenord Williams, 28, previously pled guilty to one count of theft of government money, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641.
According to court documents, on August 25, 2012, probation officers conducted a planned compliance search of Williams’ residence and discovered eight United States Treasury checks, worth $41,638.40, in Williams’ nightstand in other individuals’ names. Seven of the checks were payments of tax refunds, and the other check was a monthly Social Security payment. The defendant admitted that he has someone cash the unauthorized checks for him.
Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of IRS-CI and the Coral Springs Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared M. Strauss.