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.

Read more on Local10. Previous coverage of Kasa’s case can be found here.

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