WASHINGTON – Kamarian D. Millender, of Dothan, Alabama, pleaded guilty today to one count of aggravated identity theft, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Ronald A. Cimino of the Justice Department's Tax Division and U.S. Attorney George L. Beck Jr. for the Middle District of Alabama announced.
According to court documents, Millender worked as a lab technician at a medical facility in Dothan. He and others stole patient medical records, which contained personal identification information. Millender used this information to file false tax returns in an attempt to obtain fraudulent tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Millender’s actions led to the filing of more than 100 false federal tax returns, which victimized approximately 73 individuals and sought to defraud the IRS out of approximately $536,028. The IRS was successfully able to stop the vast majority of the falsely claimed refunds, however an estimated $18,915 in refunds were issued.
As a result of his plea, Millender will be sentenced to serve the statutory mandatory sentence of two years in prison and is subject to a maximum fine in the amount of $250,000.
This case was investigated by special agents of IRS - Criminal Investigation and the United States Postal Inspection Service. Trial Attorneys Charles M. Edgar Jr. and Michael Boteler of the Tax Division are prosecuting the case.
Additional information about the Tax Division and its enforcement efforts may be found at the division website.