Ala. man pleads guilty in tax fraud scheme


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a Montgomery man has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft and access device fraud.

U.S. Department of Justice officials say Kenneth Jerome Blackmon, whose age is unknown, acquired at least 15 different social security numbers that he used to file false tax returns and directing the funds to debit cards.

Officials say Blackmon faces a maximum of 10 years in prison for the access device fraud charge and a mandatory two-year sentence for aggravated identity theft.

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