Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Prison for Tax Fraud Using Patient Data Stolen from Medical Services Provider by Employee

A Lauderhill, Florida man, Andrew Ware, will spend almost six years in prison, followed by three years probation, for his role in an ID theft and tax refund fraud scheme; he is the sixth in the ring to be sentenced>.

His cousin, Latonya Ware, was an employee of a medical services provider and stole patients' identities to file fraudulent tax returns, according to federal prosecutors.

"The group submitted fraudulent tax refund claims for $137,132 and made $49,561 in unauthorized credit and debit card purchases."
- Sun Sentinel
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> Sources:
(a) Lauderhill man gets five years in ID theft, tax fraud scheme - www.SunSentinel.com, 04/18/2014

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