Thursday, October 9, 2014

Prison for Corrections Officer Who Stole Inmate IDs

A Tampa Florida man, formerly a correctional officer, was sentenced to more than four years in prison for stealing current and former inmate identities and using them to file fraudulent tax returns.

He began stealing inmate identities from computer files in 2011 and filed 182 fraudulent income tax returns. Prosecutor estimate he had tried to obtain refunds of more than $500,000.

"He began stealing identifies of current and former inmates from computer files in January 2011 while he served as a correctional officer."
- Tampa Bay Times
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Sources:
(a) Former corrections officer sent to prison for stealing inmate identities - www.TampaBay.com, 10/02/2014

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