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Feds accuse Riverview mail carrier of tax fraud scheme

TAMPA — A Riverview mail carrier who tried to sell nearly $20,000 of fraudulent tax refund checks was arrested, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Tuesday.

Mail carrier Orville Dwight Hylton, 40, faces a charge of theft of government property after he tried to sell the fraudulent checks at a discount, a federal complaint says. The checks came from the same postal ZIP code where Hylton delivers mail, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Also Tuesday, a federal judge announced a sentence for a Tampa man in another tax fraud case. A judge sentenced Rodney Andre McCray, 31, of Tampa to 18 months in federal prison for his participation in a scam that diverted more than $78,000 in fraudulent refunds — some for dead people — into a bank account in McCray's name. The judge also ordered McCray to pay back the IRS.

Feds accuse Riverview mail carrier of tax fraud scheme 01/07/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 7:16pm]
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