A U.S Marine from North Miami pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to stealing the identities of more than 100 fellow Marines stationed in Afghanistan as part of a plot to claim thousands of dollars in fraudulent income-tax refunds in their names.
Jobson Cenor, 23, faces up to 22 years in prison at his December sentencing after pleading guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. According to court records, Cenor was stationed in Afghanistan when he corresponded with a Coral Springs woman via computer emails to use the Marines names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers to file phony tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service.
In late 2011 and early this year, Cenor provided the woman, Dorothy Boulin, with the Marines identities, many of whom were serving in his unit in Afghanistan, records show.
In February, FBI agents searched Boulins residence and found several lists that had the personal information of the Marines. Boulin identified Cenor as the person who supplied the lists. On that same day, Cenor and Boulin talked on the telephone about splitting the proceeds of the scheme, according to court records. Cenor told Boulin to keep his share until he returned from overseas.
Boulin, who cooperated with authorities, pleaded guilty and was sentenced in July to nearly six years in prison.