Marine Who Stole Identity Of Fellow Marines Overseas Faces 22 Years
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A U.S. Marine who admitted to victimizing fellow Marines in an identity theft scheme while in Afghanistan faces up to 22 years in prison.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports Jobson Cenor, 23, of North Miami, plead guilty to federal fraud charges in an identity theft case that victimized fellow Marines stationed with him in Afghanistan, U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer announced Wednesday in Miami.
According to prosecutors, Cenor plotted with Dorothy Boulin, 30, of Coral Springs, to file income tax returns in the names of several Marines for nearly $54,000 in refunds.
Cenor provided Boulin with a list of more than 100 names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of individuals, some of whom were serving in his unit in Afghanistan in late 2011.
Court documents reveal she filed some tax returns in January and investigators found the list during a search of Boulin’s Broward home in February.
Boulin identified Cenor as the supplier of the list and called him on the phone to discuss how they would split the fraudulent tax refunds. As agents listened to the conversation, Cenor told Boulin to keep his share of the proceeds until he returned from overseas, court records stated.
Boulin pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in April and was sentenced in July to nearly six years in prison. Cenor is due for sentencing in December on the same charges.
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The South Florida Sun-Sentinel contributed to this report.