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U.S. Attorney: Fake returns filed by Jacksonville tax consultant

7:05 PM, Nov 8, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A tax return consultant faces seven counts of wire fraud and seven counts of aggravated identity theft after he allegedly used names and and social security numbers to file fraudulent tax returns.

Deangelo Parker faces a maximum sentence of 20 years for each count of wire fraud and a maximum of two years for each aggravated identity theft count, if convicted, according to a release from the office of Acting U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III.

Parker was released on a $20,000 unsecured bond after appearing in federal court on Thursday.

According to the release, Parker filed the fraudulent returns from January 2012 to February 2012 with information gained from his company, Certified Tax Consultants. The refunds were then deposited into the CTC bank account.

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service.

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