Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rodriquez Thomas Pleads Guilty to his Role in Cashing Fraudulently Obtained Tax Refund Checks

Source- http://www.justice.gov/tax/2013/txdv13601.htm

WASHINGTON – Rodriquez Thomas, of Montgomery County, Ala., pleaded guilty today in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama to conspiring to cash fraudulently obtained federal tax refund checks, the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced.

According to court documents, Thomas, along with his co-conspirators, Jesse Johnson and Quanesha Johnson, obtained U.S. Treasury tax refund checks that were issued as a result of the filing of fraudulent tax returns. Thomas and the Johnsons and others cashed approximately 77 fraudulently obtained U.S. Treasury tax refund checks that totaled approximately $137,016 by bringing them to a bank teller, Debora Gray, who worked for a bank in Wetumpka, Ala., and who participated in the scheme.

Jesse and Quanesha Johnson and Debora Gray have all previously pleaded guilty to their involvement and are awaiting sentencing. Thomas faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for the conspiracy. He is also subject to fines, mandatory restitution and forfeiture.

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