(WTVM) – A Phenix City man has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme.
According to documents filed with the Justice Department and an attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, 31-year-old Kenneth Fearson worked at a warehouse that contained employee records from Columbus, Georgia, based Carmike Cinemas.
Fearson assisted in selling the W-4 forms to other individuals, including Charnesha Alexander. Alexander and others used these W-4 forms to prepare and file fraudulent tax returns.
Fearson pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated identity theft in July. Following his prison term, Fearson will serve six months of supervised release.
In March, Alexander was sentenced to 111 months in prison.