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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Utah

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

West Jordan Woman Sentenced Following Conviction For Using Identifiers Of Deceased Individuals To Get Tax Returns

            SALT LAKE CITY – Jacquelin Boyd, aka Jacquelyn Boyd, age 37, of West Jordan, who pled guilty in January to making a false claim to the IRS, has been sentenced to a year in federal prison.  U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell imposed the sentence Wednesday afternoon.

            Judge Campbell also ordered Boyd to serve 36 months of supervised release when she finishes her prison sentence.  She must pay $32,243 in restitution to the IRS.

            As a part of a plea agreement reached in the case, 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.

            “Individuals thinking about stealing identities and participating in tax fraud including filing false tax returns should stop and look at the consequences,” stated John Collins, IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge of Utah. “These consequences include going to prison, being branded a convicted felon for the rest of their lives, and paying back all the taxes owed plus steep penalties and interest. It’s not worth it.”

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Updated April 16, 2015