FL: Three Jailed for role in tax refund fraud scheme using prisoners’ identity info
Jeff Goldman reports that Rodney St. Fleur’s (aka Rodney Saintfleur) co-conspirators have been sentenced for their roles in the tax refund fraud scheme:
Frantz Pierre, 34, Terry Pierre, 29, and Christmanie Bissainthe, 33, were recently sentenced to prison for their participation in a stolen identity tax refund (SIRF) scheme involving approximately $2.2 million in fraudulent requests for tax refunds.
Frantz Pierre was sentenced to 208 months in prison, Terry Pierre was sentenced to 121 months in prison, and Bissainthe was sentenced to 84 months in prison.
According to trial testimony, 1,000 prepaid debit cards were sent to Frantz Pierre’s business, Tax Professors, in May 2010. Co-conspirators then filed approximately 338 fraudulent tax returns using prisoners’ stolen identities seeking $2.2 million in refunds, of which approximately $1.9 million was paid onto the Tax Professors debit cards.
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