FL man pleads guilty in SIRF scheme involving identity info from a Florida Department of Children and Families database

He was indicted in April for his role in a scheme involving Cora Eutsay, a CareerSource South Florida employee accused of misusing access to the Department of Children and Families’ ACCESS Florida System. Now Kyron Jonathan Nedd, 22, of Miami Gardens, has pleaded guilty to one count of possession of fifteen or more unauthorized access devices, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1029(a)(3), and one count of aggravated identity theft, in violation of Title l8, United States Codes Section 1028A(a)(1).

According to court documents, between February 1, 2014, and July 18, 2014, a total of 379 fraudulent federal income tax returns, for tax year 2013, were filed with the IRS from Nedd’s residence in Miami Gardens.  The returns claimed $843,295 in tax refunds.  The IRS refunded approximately $64,557 for those fraudulently filed tax returns.

Court documents state that on February 12, 2015, a federal search warrant was executed at Nedd’s residence, where agents discovered items containing personal identification information (PII) – names, dates of birth and social security numbers – of hundreds of individuals.  Inside Nedd’s bedroom, law enforcement found a safe with numerous debit cards and computer-generated printouts from the State of Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) database.  IRS-CI agents have since determined that there were numerous instances in which the PII contained on the DCF printouts were used in fraudulent returns filed from Nedd’s residence.

According to court documents, federal law enforcement agents interviewed Nedd after serving the federal search warrant.  Nedd admitted to law enforcement that he electronically filed the income tax returns from his house and that the returns were false and prepared without the taxpayers’ permission.

Nedd is scheduled to be sentenced on September 2, 2015 at 8:30 a.m., before the Honorable Robert N. Scola, Jr., United States District Judge.  At sentencing, the defendant faces a maximum of ten years of imprisonment for the access devices charge, and a mandatory term of two years’ imprisonment, consecutive to any other prison term, for the aggravated identity theft charge.


SOURCE: U.S.A.O., Southern District of Florida

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