Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Prison Guard Stole Inmate IDs for Tax Fraud

A Florida prison guard has been sentenced to three years behind bars for stealing inmates' IDs and using them to file fraudulent tax returns.

The identity thefts took place from 2008 - 2011. At the prison he had access to inmates personal identifying information (PII). He stole at least 50 inmate IDs and, working with a co-conspirator, obtained $350,000 in tax refunds.

"At the prison, [he] had access to prisoner records, including Social Security numbers."
- Local 10 News
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Sources:
(a) Former Miami-Dade prison guard sentenced for stealing inmates' identities - www.Local0.com, 04/24/2015

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