Jackson, Miss – Tiffany Brown, 35, of Jackson, was sentenced on April 21, 2017, to 48 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to defraud the United States and theft of government funds, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Harold Brittain and IRS-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Jerome McDuffie. Brown previously pled guilty to the charge.
As part of the conspiracy, Brown and other co-conspirators would cause the presentation of false claims to the IRS by preparing and submitting false U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns, Forms 1040 for tax year 2009 through 2012, using stolen identities. Brown would then direct the refunds to be deposited into the bank accounts of other co-conspirators involved in the scheme. The 865 false claims totaled over $1,000,000 in fraud. She was ordered to pay $1,086,026.00 in restitution.
This case was investigated by IRS- Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Secret Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Helen Wall.