New Jersey Man Sentenced For Tax-related Crimes
An Englewood, New Jersey, man was recently given a sentence of five years in federal prison, as well as three years of supervised release and restitution for a taking part in a tax fraud scheme that netted him more than $200,000.
Jason Eaton, 29, took part in a wide-scale tax fraud operation with another man, Steven Nelson, according to New Jersey news source The Record. The men used approximately 163 Social Security numbers from adults and children, many of whom were cancer patients, to file fake tax returns, requesting large amounts of tax credits from the Internal Revenue Service.
The fraudulent returns were aimed at trying to gain refunds from the Earned Income Tax Credits and Additional Child Tax Credits, the news source reported. The men attempted to make a total of $500,000 from the scheme.
Nelson was sentenced in February to 10 years in federal prison, according to the news source. In addition to Eaton's charges, he will also have to pay approximately $300,000 in restitution payments to the IRS.