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C.F. women sentenced to 3 years for tax fraud

PROVIDENCE – Two Central Falls women were sentenced to three years in federal prison for using the identities of more than 400 people to file false tax returns, stealing more than $2.6 million in fraudulent tax refunds, former U.S. Attorney Peter …

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C.F. women sentenced to 3 years for tax fraud

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PROVIDENCE – Two Central Falls women were sentenced to three years in federal prison for using the identities of more than 400 people to file false tax returns, stealing more than $2.6 million in fraudulent tax refunds, former U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha announced March 10.

Erika Tomasino, 44, was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison, having been convicted of one count of conspiracy, one count of theft of government property, three counts of mail fraud, three counts of money laundering and one count of aggravated identity theft. She was ordered to pay $1.8 million in restitution. Tomasino was the bookkeeper and secretary of scheme mastermind Juan Vasquez, 53, of Providence.

Doris Morel, 44, of Central Falls, was also sentenced to 36 months in federal prison, having been convicted of one count of conspiracy, one count of theft of government property, four counts of money laundering and four counts of aggravated identity theft. She was ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution. •

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