Atlanta man sentenced on tax fraud charges

Atlanta man sentenced on tax fraud charges

ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. Attorney's officials say an Atlanta man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for filing fraudulent federal and state tax returns.

Prosecutors said Tuesday that 51-year-old Frederick Roberts used stolen personal information to file fraudulent tax returns between 2009 and 2011. Authorities say the man received more than $866,400 in fraudulent refunds.

Prosecutors say Roberts cashed the tax refund checks at dubious check cashing businesses that processed the checks although they were not made out in Roberts' name.

Authorities say Roberts is ordered to serve seven years and three months in prison. He's also ordered to pay more than $866,400 in restitution.

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