MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A Miami man will have to serve three years of probation and pay $112,000 in restitution to the federal government for a tax scam involving refunds sent to prepaid money cards.
That was the sentenced handed down in federal court on Wednesday to 26-year old Woody Ulysse.READ MORE: South Florida School Principal William Latson, Fired Over Holocaust Comments Goes To State Supreme Court
Court documents show that Ulysse’s scheme involved nearly 500 480 fraudulent tax returns which used compromised police and firefighter identities. Instead of having refunds deposited in a bank or mailed, prosecutors say Ulysse had them electronically deposited to Visa, Wal-Mart and other retail money cards.READ MORE: Sports Car Wedged Under Big Rig In Miami Crash, Passenger Rescued
The cards were then used to make purchases or cash withdrawals. Prosecutors say when he was arrested Ulysse had 11 Wal-Mart money cards loaded with more than $32,000 from fraudulent tax returns.MORE NEWS: AAA: Gas Prices Rise Across Florida As Oil Prices Surge; Average Price For Gallon Of Regular At $3.22
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