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Riverview mail carrier gets prison in tax fraud

TAMPA — A mail carrier who participated in a scheme to steal fraudulent tax refund checks was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison Tuesday, court records show.

Carmelo Rosado, Jr., 40, of Riverview, was recruited by a ring of fraudsters to intercept 68 U.S. Treasury checks being delivered to an Orlando apartment complex in the names of Puerto Rican citizens, prosecutors said.

The ring had stolen the identities and filed fraudulent tax returns in their names. Prosecutors said the checks were worth more than $509,000. Rosado was working for the U.S. Postal Service at the time of his arrest.

Several other people were indicted in this case and either have been sentenced or await sentencing.

Riverview mail carrier gets prison in tax fraud 03/13/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 6:49pm]
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