Former NH woman sentenced to prison after $1.1 million tax refund, identity theft scams
CONCORD — A former Nashua resident sentenced Monday to serve 54 months in federal prison for nearly $1.1 million in tax refund and identity theft scams.
The woman was identified as Gladys Maria Pena Dominguez, 35 of the Bronx, who previously lived in Nashua, New Hampshire.
According to court documents, Pena Dominguez sent an estimated 161 U.S. Treasury tax refund checks from New York City to an accomplice, Kenneth Feliz, in New Hampshire between January 2012 and December 2013. In return, Feliz paid Pena Dominguez in cash.
The checks had been obtained from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by accomplices who filed using the names and Social Securities of people without consent.
The accomplices reportedly gave fake mail addresses to the IRS so the refund checks would arrive at locations to which the accomplices had access.
Pena Dominguez had pleaded guilty to federal crimes of theft of government property, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy.
After completing the 54-month prison sentence, Pena Dominguez will serve three years of supervised release and must pay $1,095,879.44 back to the IRS.
Her accomplice Kenneth Feliz is scheduled for sentencing July 10.