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Avatar of BillBy on May 9th, 2012 at 8:40 am

Marine arrested on tax-related fraud charges

He’s from my part of Florida.

A U.S. Marine from North Miami was arrested Tuesday on charges of selling the stolen identities of dozens of fellow soldiers in Afghanistan to a Broward County woman recently convicted of filing false income-tax returns in their names.

Jobson Cenor, a 2007 graduate of North Miami Senior High, was arrested at Camp LeJeune in North Carolina by agents for the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

His case is the latest twist among an ever-growing number of tax-fraud schemes prosecuted in South Florida.

Cenor, 22, is accused of selling the names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers of fellow Marines to Dorothy Boulin, a Coral Springs woman convicted in a related case of seeking to collect tens of thousands of dollars in the names of Marines and other tax-fraud victims.

Boulin told FBI agents that she and Cenor “agreed to split the proceeds from the fraudulent filings,” according to a criminal complaint.- Miami Herald

The IRS and FBI need to finally get off their asses and start cracking down on this. How hard can it be to trace the person who’s using another person’s ss #? They’re filing for tax refunds and if they’re doing that, somebody is issuing W2′s. So how about arresting them? You don’t know how many stories I’ve read like this one of late.

Personal note- I learned in 2010 that somebody is using my SS number. Right now my wife and I are still waiting for our 2010 tax refund.

  • MacArthur Park
    9:06 pm on May 9th, 2012 1

    I would add that because of the unique positions of authority and trust placed on soldiers/sailors/Marines because of rank, there should be extra punishment for violating that trust.

  • Stan Suit
    7:41 am on May 10th, 2012 2

    As an Army veteran and owner of an income tax and electronic filing business, I have seen a great rise in this type of fraud. It is disgusting to see the large number of individuals who have become involved in perpetrating this crime upon others. It is more than just an inconvenience. It wreaks havoc upon the lives of the victims and their families. The IRS should exact a major punishment upon the ones doing this to others. The issue of verifying W-2 forms is exacerbated by the fact that the IRS begins accepting tax returns BEFORE they can verify the information. The annual reporting to the IRS by employers is not even due before the IRS begins accepting tax returns! Go figure…

  • Sonagi
    3:00 pm on May 10th, 2012 3

    “The IRS and FBI need to finally get off their asses and start cracking down on this. How hard can it be to trace the person who’s using another person’s ss #?”

    I suspect one reason why the IRS does not crack down is that millions of people are working unlawfully under stolen, borrowed, or fictitious SSNs.

  • Peter Enmore @ current sense resistors
    10:23 am on May 22nd, 2012 4

    That is very disrespectful stealing the identities of anyone. Stealing them from soldiers is even worse as they are helping our country.


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