Former Miami Police Officer Sentenced in ID Theft for Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

NBC Miami has a follow-up to a case involving a Miami police officer who misused access to the DAVID drivers license database to obtain identity info for a tax refund fraud scheme:

A former City of Miami Police officer was sentenced to more than 6 years in prison Thursday for participating in an identity theft scheme, authorities said.

Vital Frederick, 27, was sentenced to 81 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release following his conviction on four counts of interference with commerce by extortion, one count of access device fraud, and two counts of aggravated identity theft, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida said.

Frederick will also have to pay more than $18,000 in fines and forfeitures.

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