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Tax Fraud Scheme Involved Prisoners in Tennessee and Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss.–A tax fraud scheme involving the personal ID info of prisoners in Mississippi and Tennessee is now over and the man who did it is going to the federal pen for 70 months. Eric Davis, 54, of Coldwater, is already serving time in state prison, so the sentence will run concurrently.

The federal court said David pleaded guilty in June to using the prisoner info to file false tax returns. That was a mail fraud charge.

In addition to serving time, Davis will have to pay back $223,245.19, to the U.S. Treasury. They’ve also tacked on another $100 and probation once he gets out.

“Mr. Davis will have a lengthy prison term to contemplate the consequences of his wrong doing,” said Jerome R. McDuffie, Acting Special Agent in Charge, IRS-Criminal Investigation Division, New Orleans Field Office. “I would additionally warn others who might consider this type of criminal behavior, that IRS-CI will not stand idly by and ignore these attempts to steal taxpayer dollars. We will continue our diligent pursuit to seek prosecution of cases involving identity theft and tax fraud.”

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