MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miami woman was found guilty on Monday in a Miami courtroom for a tax refund scam that enabled her to receive thousands of dollars in fraudulent refunds from the government.
Prosecutor said 30-year old Natoya Mashea Handy used stolen identities of past or current inmates to submit phony federal tax returns.READ MORE: Overnight Fire in Fort Lauderdale Condo Leaves One Dead, Another Hospitalized
Handy was found with 15 social security numbers, names, and dates of birth belonging to people who were incarcerated in the state of Florida. Prosecutor said she used 17 stolen social security numbers to file fraudulent taxes for the 2011 tax year. Each of the tax returns received hundreds of dollars in a refund, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.READ MORE: Hialeah Couple Accused Of Stealing Lottery Tickets Worth Thousands Of Dollars
She was convicted of one count of access device fraud and five counts of aggravated identity theft.MORE NEWS: Miami Police Department Sees Record Number of Applications In Hours
Handy’s sentence is scheduled for June 24.