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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 4, 2015

COLLINSVILLE WOMAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR THEFT OF FEDERAL FUNDS

 

Gulfport, Miss. – Ukisha Lashay Carter, 34, of Collinsville, Mississippi, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to a term of nine months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for theft of federal funds, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced. Carter was also ordered to make restitution to the Internal Revenue Service in the amount of $25,947.00 and pay a $2,500 fine.

Carter pled guilty on February 13, 2015 to theft of federal funds. From 2008 to 2009, she was involved in a scheme to utilize stolen personal identifiers, including names and social security numbers, for the preparation and submission of false income tax claims based upon fraudulent income tax returns. As a result of her stolen identity refund fraud scheme, Carter received the federal tax refunds in bank accounts under her control, including accounts at a federal credit union in Mississippi.

This case was investigated by IRS - Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones.

Topic(s): 
Identity Theft
Updated June 4, 2015