Florida man sentenced for filing fraudulent tax returns with the IRS

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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Windsor Nycklass, of West Park, Florida, was sentenced today to 36 months of incarceration for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Nycklass, 32, pleaded guilty in August 2021 to one count of “Wire Fraud” and one count of “Aggravated Identity Theft.”  In March and April 2015, Nycklass unlawfully obtained the names, dates of birth, and social security numbers of multiple taxpayers without their knowledge and consent.  Nycklass then used the taxpayers’ information to fraudulently access the IRS eAuthentication (“eAuth”) Online Taxpayer System.  Nycklass then filed fraudulent tax returns using the taxpayers’ identities.  The fraudulent tax returns were processed at an IRS facility location in Martinsburg.

Nycklass was ordered to pay $50,801 in restitution to the IRS.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn M. Adkins prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration – Cybercrime Investigations Division investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

 

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