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.