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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Jackson Woman Sentenced For Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

Jackson, Miss – S’ade Tyler, 28, of Jackson, was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to defraud the United States and wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced today. She was also ordered to pay restitution to the U.S. government in the amount of $62,946.39.


On June 4, 2013, Tyler pled guilty to conspiring to defraud the government by using personal identifying information, including names and social security numbers, which had been stolen from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility located in Rankin County and from other locations. The information was then used by Tyler’s co-conspirators to file false tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service. The tax returns claimed that the tax payers were owed a refund. The refunds were then electronically deposited into various bank accounts in Mississippi belonging to Tyler and her co-conspirators.


This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and the 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.

If you believe you have been a victim of fraud from a person or an organization soliciting relief funds on behalf of storm victims, contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud toll free at:

(866) 720-5721

You can also fax information to:

(225) 334-4707

or e-mail it to:

disaster@leo.gov


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