Alabama Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Role In Identity Theft And Tax Refund Scheme

Kevin Jackson of Montgomery, Ala., was sentenced to serve 102 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release, along with an order to pay $150,840.49 in restitution, for his role in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme. The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama George L. Beck Jr. Jackson had previously pled guilty to access device fraud and to aggravated identity theft.

According to court documents, Jackson possessed a storage locker in which law enforcement authorities found a computer, three cellular telephones, at least 500 names and Social Security numbers of identity theft victims and at least 70 prepaid debit cards, all tied to a scheme to obtain fraudulent federal tax refunds by causing federal tax returns to be filed in the names of stolen identities.

The case was investigated by special agents of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Secret Service, along with assistance from the Montgomery Police Department.

Subsequent to sentencing, Jackson appealed the sentence to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. That appeal is ongoing.

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