PHILADELPHIA, PA (September 6, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- On August 28, 2018, Dionne Harmon, of Philadelphia PA, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Harmon was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $92,675. Harmon previously pled guilty to conspiracy, misuse of social security number, and aggravated identity theft.
Harmon was among multiple defendants who engaged in a scheme to defraud the United States Government. Specifically, Harmon and other individuals fraudulently obtained tax refunds through the preparation and filing of false tax returns. Harmon and her co-conspirators accomplished this by obtaining names, dates of birth, and social security numbers of individuals without their knowledge. They subsequently used the personal identifying information to prepare and file false tax returns.
Harmon has been ordered to report to prison on November 2, 2018 to begin serving her prison sentence.