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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Miami-Dade Resident Sentenced In Treasury Check Cashing And Stolen Identity Scheme



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 Paula Reid, Special Agent in Charge, United States Secret Service (USSS), Miami Field Office, announce that Victor Diroggiero, 45, of Miami, was sentenced today to 101 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $745,000 in restitution.

Diroggiero previously pled guilty to one count of theft of government money, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641, and one count of aggravated identity theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A.

According to court documents, from April through August 2009, Diroggiero went to Fast Cash Check Cashing, a check cashing store in North Miami, and cashed over one hundred stolen United States Department of Treasury checks. The checks were social security checks, thrift savings program checks and tax refund checks issued to different, real persons who did not authorize Diroggiero to possess the checks.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of IRS-CI and USSS. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jonathan E. Kobrinski, Monique Botero, Kurt Lunkenheimer and Robert Watson.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

Updated March 12, 2015