Thursday, July 31, 2014

AL Man Guilty ID Theft from Prisoners for Tax Fraud

An Alabama man, Gregory Slaton, has pleaded guilty to an stolen identity and tax refund fraud scheme (SIRF).

Slaton conspired with his wife, Jacqueline, and brother-in-law, a US Postal service worker, to obtain stolen identities from prison inmates, and file fraudulent tax returns.

"...a medical records clerk at one Alabama DOC facility was selling inmates’ information to Jacqueline Slaton."
- Department of Justice documents
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(a) Alabama Man Pleads Guilty to Involvement in Identity Theft Scheme Using Prisoner Names and Corrupt U.S. Postal Service Employee -, 07/29/2014

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