On Monday, it was announced that a federal jury had found an Orlando woman guilty of one count of conspiracy to steal tax refunds, two counts of aggravated identity theft and five counts of theft of tax refunds. Jeanine Jeanty now faces up to ten years in prison on each of the theft charges and a mandatory minimum of two years for the aggravated identity theft charges. The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on March 16, 2018.
According to evidence presented during the trial, Jeanty conspired with others to steal federal tax refunds. The defendant attempted to achieve this goal by filing false tax returns using stolen personal identifying information. Jeanty also purchased fraudulently obtained tax refund checks from others for half of the checks’ face value. In less than two years, the defendant and her co-conspirators stole more than $2.7 million in tax refunds.
Again, Jeanine Jeanty has been found guilty by a federal jury. She is scheduled to be sentenced on March 16, 2018. Additional details can be found here.