Jennifer Hunt, of Plant City, sentenced in tax refund fraud case

6:33 PM, Jan 30, 2014   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida - A federal judge sentenced Jennifer Meier Hunt Thursday to two-and-a-half years in jail for filing tax returns with stolen identities and information.

Officials says they got a tip Hunt and two others were using stolen identities to electronically file 75 fraudulent federal income tax returns. 

According to authorities, the value of the refunds would have resulted in $187,687. Some of the returns were rejected by the Internal Revenue Service, but 47 of the fraudulent returns were accepted resulting in Hunt receiving $97,238 in tax refunds.  

Authorities say a number of the stolen ID's were from dead people. As for the others, they did not authorize Hunt to file their taxes and get their money.

Hunt, who lives in Plant City, was ordered to pay back the $97,238.

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