Vendor’s employee stole W-4 forms for SIRF scheme

A case involving identity theft reported by the USAO for the Middle District of Alabama this week:

 A Phenix City, Alabama man was sentenced to 24 months in prison today for his role in a stolen identity refund fraud (SIRF) scheme. According to documents filed with the court, Kenneth Fearson, 31, worked at a warehouse that contained employee records for a Columbus, Georgia, company.  The warehouse contained employees’ Forms W-4.  Fearson assisted in selling the Forms W-4 to other individuals, including Charnesha Alexander.  Alexander and others used these Forms W-4 to prepare and file fraudulent tax returns.


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