A follow-up to one of the cases previously noted (Case 15) on this blog:
Mark Anthony Dacres, Jr., 30, of Homestead, was sentenced today before U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro to 81 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Dacres was also ordered to pay $34,920.00 in restitution.
Dacres previously pled guilty to one count of possessing fifteen or more unauthorized access devices (social security numbers), in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1029(a)(3), and one count of aggravated identity theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A(a)(1).
According to court documents, special agents executed a search warrant at the residence where Dacres stayed and found numerous prepaid debit cards, printed lists, handwritten notes/papers and books containing the names, date of births, and social security numbers of at least 1,750 individuals. Eighty-five tax returns were filed from the IP address registered to the residence using the names and social security numbers of individuals found on the printed lists and handwritten notes/papers. IRS-CI special agents contacted six of these eighty-five taxpayers and all six taxpayers stated that they did not know Dacres, that they did not authorize Dacres to possess their names, date of births, and social security numbers, and that they did not authorize Dacres to file federal tax returns for the 2013 tax year using their names and social security numbers.
SOURCE: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida