Monday, April 14, 2014

Jeffrey Martin sentenced in ID theft tax return fraud scheme

Broward County man gets 99 months in prison, ordered to pay restitution

Broward County man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for his role in a massive identity theft tax refund fraud scheme.

Jeffrey Martin, 27, was sentenced to 99 months in prison and ordered to pay $197,088 in restitution after pleading guilty to one count each of wire fraud conspiracy and aggravated identity theft.

Federal prosecutors said a co-defendant, Tobe Kasa, 27, of Charlotte, N.C., worked as a service representative for Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund, a financial services company specializing in providing retirement services to those in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields.