Subscribe to this blog's feed

Two Florida men accused of engaging in tax refund fraud scheme

Being accused of having been involved in a fraud scheme can be a very serious matter. A person can face major criminal charges if he or she is accused of having been involved in such a scheme. This can be seen in a fraud case that has recently arisen in Florida.

The case involves an 18-year-old man from Pembroke Pines and a 28-year-old man from North Miami. The two have been accused of having been involved in a tax refund fraud scheme.

Authorities allege that the 18-year-old man took personal information that he had access to when he volunteered at an office in Pembroke Pines and sold this information to the 28-year-old man. According to authorities, the 28-year-old man then filed false tax returns through an online tax program using this personal information. Allegedly, the 28-year-old man received fraudulent tax refunds as a result of these alleged false filings.

According to the Sun Sentinel article which reported this story, criminal charges have been brought against the two men in connection to these allegations. Specifically, the 18-year-old man has been charged with conspiracy to submit false income tax claims and the 28-year-old man has been charged with aggravated identity theft, theft of public money and conspiracy to submit false income tax claims.

Reportedly, the two men could receive substantial prison sentences if they are convicted of the charges that have been brought against them.

As this case illustrates, being accused of having been involved in a fraud scheme can lead to an individual facing major criminal charges and serious potential punishments. Thus, if a person is facing accusations of having been involved in a fraud scheme, he or she may wish to consider seeking advice from a qualified criminal defense attorney.

Source: The Sun Sentinel, "Two charged with tax refund fraud," Wayne K. Roustan, Feb. 13, 2012

1 Comment

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Visit Our Criminal Law Website

Email Us to Schedule a Consultation or Call 877-596-5602

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Office Location

Clayton R. Kaeiser, Attorney at Law
2701 S. Bayshore Drive
Suite #605
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Toll Free: 877-596-5602
Fax: 305-856-5537
Map and Directions

FindLaw Network