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West Jordan Woman Pleads Guilty to Using the Personal Identifiers of Deceased Individuals to Get Tax Returns

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

            SALT LAKE CITY - Jacquelin Boyd, aka Jacquelyn Boyd, age 37, of West Jordan, entered a guilty plea to making a false claim to the IRS in U.S. District Court Friday afternoon.  Boyd admitted that from May 2, 2012, through about Oct. 13, 2012, she worked with others to obtain the names, addresses, social security numbers and other personal identifiers of deceased individuals and used the information to file false and fraudulent tax returns with the IRS.

            Boyd admitted that she created false records of employers, wages, and Utah addresses to submit with the returns.  She directed that the refunds, based on the fraudulent information, be deposited to various bank accounts under her control.  She withdrew the money after it was deposited in the accounts.

            She pled guilty to a count involving a false tax return filed on Oct. 13, 2012, in the name of A.B., who is deceased.  A return of $2,444 was mailed to Boyd.

“IRS Criminal Investigation, along with our law enforcement partners and the United States Attorney's Office, continue to do our part in protecting the integrity of the tax system and those individuals whose identities were stolen, as well as recovering any monetary loss against the U.S. Treasury”, stated John G. Collins, IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge of Utah.

            The plea agreement includes a recommendation for a sentence of one year and a day, which is subject to court approval.  Boyd also agreed to pay $32,243 in restitution to the IRS.

            A scheduling hearing has been set for April 15, 2015, at 2:30 p.m., in Judge Tena Campbell’s courtroom.

Updated March 13, 2015