Patrice Taylor, Antonio Taylor, Jarrett Jones, and Victoria Davis
What they did
Tax fraud conspiracy using the identities of hospital patients and minors
How they did it
Between January 2011 and February 2013, husband and wife Antonio and Patrice Taylor spent their time together filing 1,100 fraudulent tax returns. They were joined by friends Jarrett Jones and Victoria Davis. Nearly all of the returns were filed from two IP addresses located in the Taylor home. A total of 114 IRS electronic filing PIN requests were made from a cell phone registered to Patrice. To file the false returns, the Taylors, Jarrett, and Victoria used the personal identification information of 531 teenagers and of five patients at a hospital in which Patrice worked. Patrice also claimed a non-existent dependent on her personal tax return and claimed a $6,776 tax refund.
The foursome were charged with:
- Conspiracy to commit wire fraud – 18 U.S. Code 371
- Aggravated identity theft – 18 U.S. Code 1028A
The conspirators were sentenced on July 27 and 28, 2015:
- Patrice Taylor was sentenced to 84 months in jail and her husband Antonio was sentenced to 147 months in the Bureau of Prisons. They were both ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,107,802 to the IRS.
- Jones was sentenced to 20 months in prison and ordered to pay $94,959 in restitution.
- Davis was sentenced to 12 months in the Bureau of Prisons and ordered to pay $6,256 in restitution.
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