Another electronic crime case is brewing for eCrimeBytes:
Wolf Obin, 32, of Miami-Dade, was sentenced to 64 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. Stanley Moscova, 28, of Miami-Dade, was sentenced to 60 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. Rosny Muller, 29, of Broward County, was sentenced to 33 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.
According to evidence presented at trial, beginning in October 2011, Obin, Moscova, and Muller fraudulently obtained Electronic Filing Identification Numbers (EFINs) in the names of other individuals who acted as “straw” EFIN holders which allowed the defendants to submit tax returns in the names of other individuals. The defendants then used those EFINs, as well as EFINs in their own names, to file fraudulent federal income tax returns with the IRS using the stolen personal identifying information (PII) of other individuals without their knowledge and authority. During a search warrant of the defendants’ Aventura apartment, law enforcement discovered the PII of more than 1,600 individuals. Through their tax filings, the defendants claimed approximately $2,300,000 in fraudulent federal tax refunds from the IRS.https://www.databreaches.net/fl-four-defendants-sentenced-to-prison-for-stolen-identity-tax-fraud-scheme/
It appears there was another case in the Obin family:
In a separate but related case, defendant Leonard Rosalvo Obin (Case Number 16CR20525), was sentenced to 30 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. Leonard Obin previously pled guilty to one count of possession of fifteen or more unauthorized access devices, and one count of aggravated identity theft. During the search warrant, law enforcement found a phone and flash drive in Leonard Obin’s pants pockets. The phone and flash drive contained the names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers of 86 and 91 individuals, respectively.https://www.databreaches.net/fl-four-defendants-sentenced-to-prison-for-stolen-identity-tax-fraud-scheme/
Here is some further reading, for the details: