Man sentenced for elaborate Identity theft scheme

Man sentenced for elaborate Identity theft scheme

A Cleveland man was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for his role in an elaborate identity theft scheme.

48-year-old Kenneth A. White was sentenced for conspiracy to use false identities, including those of people incarcerated, to file nearly $2 million worth of false tax claims.

Prosecutors say White recruited people to use as claimants on some false tax returns, often with the promise of substantial refunds.

White also obtained names, Social Security numbers and other personal identifiers of other people to use as claimants, including people in prison or jail.

According to court documents, White banked nearly $2 million off of fake income tax returns for the year 2008.

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