AL: Former Bail Bondsman Indicted in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Roderick Neal, of Dothan, Alabama, was indicted for stolen identity refund fraud crimes, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Ronald A. Cimino of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney George L. Beck Jr. for the Middle District of Alabama announced yesterday following the unsealing of the indictment. Neal was charged with conspiracy, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

According to the indictment, Neal worked as a bail bondsman in Dothan, and stole personal identifying information. Neal provided this information to another individual who, in turn, provided the stolen identities to Ivory Bolen, and she used those identities to file fraudulent tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) claiming refunds.

An indictment is merely allegations and Neal is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice

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