Miami man pleads guilty for involvement in Identity Theft tax Fraud Scheme

Miami man pleads guilty for involvement in Identity Theft tax Fraud Scheme

A Miami resident pled guilty for his involvement in an identity theft tax fraud scheme involving the sale of a tax refund check.

Torrace Wilson, 32, pled guilty to one count of theft of government funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 641 and 2.

According to court documents on August 27, 2014, Wilson met with a cooperating defendant. During the meeting, Wilson sold a United States Treasury tax refund check in the name of another individual in the amount of $4,443 to the cooperating defendant to a negotiated price of $1,800. Wilson endorsed the back of the check with the name of the victim. He knew that the victim did not authorize him to possess or sell the check.

Wilson is scheduled to be sentenced on November 30, 2016 before United States District Judge Darrin P. Gayles. At sentencing, the defendant faces up to ten years in prison.