Man Sentenced in Tax Fraud Scheme

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Department of justice officials say a Montgomery man has been sentenced to 51 months in prison in a tax refund scheme.

Authorities say Kenneth Jerome Blackmon Jr. pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft and access device fraud. Officials say Blackmon filed fraudulent federal income tax returns using the names and Social Security numbers of 15 people.

Blackmon has been ordered to pay more than $197,800 in restitution and serve three years of supervised release after his prison sentence.

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