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Jackson Man Sentenced For Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

Jackson, Miss – Tony Jones, 31, of Jackson, was sentenced to 105 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for stolen identity tax refund fraud, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced today. He was also ordered to pay restitution to the government in the amount of $222,137.13.

Jones previously pled guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States. The conspiracy involved stealing the names and social security numbers of individuals and filing fraudulent federal tax returns for the purpose of obtaining fraudulent refunds. The refunds were electronically deposited into various bank accounts in Mississippi belonging to Jones and his co-conspirators.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation with assistance from the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, the Mississippi Department of Corrections and the Mississippi Department of Revenue. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Lemon.

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Updated January 7, 2015