FL: Jeffrey Martin sentenced in ID theft tax return fraud scheme
Peter Burke reports:
A Broward County man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for his role in a massive identity theft tax refund fraud scheme.
Jeffrey Martin, 27, was sentenced to 99 months in prison and ordered to pay $197,088 in restitution after pleading guilty to one count each of wire fraud conspiracy and aggravated identity theft.
Federal prosecutors said a co-defendant, Tobe Kasa, 27, of Charlotte, N.C., worked as a service representative for Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund, a financial services company specializing in providing retirement services to those in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields.