Fort Lauderdale Woman Faces 351 Years in Prison in Tax Fraud Scheme

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 @ 7:22PM

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A Fort Lauderdale woman was convicted of heading an identity theft tax fraud scheme that netted $11 million in federal tax refunds and involved the filing of approximately 2,000 fraudulent tax returns, federal prosecutors said.

Alci Bonannee, 36, of Fort Lauderdale, faces a prison sentence of up to 351 years as the primary leader in the identity theft ring, prosecutors said.

Between December 2010 and June 2012, Bonannee was one of several people who submitted thousands of tax returns to the IRS using identities stolen from unsuspecting victims, authorities said. The Department of Treasury paid out millions into bank accounts controlled by Bonannee and accomplices.

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