FBI agents arrested a Marine, stationed at Camp LeJeune, for his part in a South Florida tax fraud scheme.
According to federal authorities, Jobson Cenor, 22, would steal the identities of fellow Marines, stationed in Afghanistan, and sell them to a Broward County woman.
Cenor would use his computer while stationed in Afghanistan to send the names, social security numbers and dates of birth of fellow Marines to Dorothy Boulin. Boulin would then file fraudulent income tax forms duping the IRS into sending the funds on pre-paid debit cards.
Boulin told prosecutors that Cenor agreed to split the profits in exchange for obtaining the identities. Federal authorities say the duo managed to defraud the IRS for tens of thousands.
When Boulin was arrested, authorities found a list of names and social security numbers of 21 Marines which corresponded with a list found in Cenor’s quarters on the LeJeune base.
Boulin could face up to 22 years in federal prison of her participation in the tax fraud scheme. She made a plea deal with prosecutors in exchange for leading them to the Cenor.
Tax fraud is a serious charge and the accused with need a strong defense. With the representation of a Florida tax attorney, a person will be able to negotiate a plea and possibly reduce their final sentence.
A tax lawyer can not only help with fraud cases, but they are also able to help people with IRS problems such as audits and delinquent tax bills.
The IRS will use aggressive collection tactics to get unpaid taxes which often include bank levies, wage garnishment and property liens. A tax attorney will negotiate with the IRS for a repayment plan and end the collection activities.