Turner Co. man gets prison for tax fraud

Turner Co. man gets prison for tax fraud
Albany Federal Courthouse (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Tomeka D. Wilburn, 32, of Ashburn, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison Thursday in Albany Federal Court for one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.

Wilburn also has to pay $58,648 to the Internal Revenue Service for filing 74 fraudulent federal income tax returns in the names of third parties.

Wilburn came under suspicion in 2012, when the Ashburn Police Department were investigating an unrelated burglary. Wilburn admitted to an Ashburn Police Officer that he had been "doing Turbo Taxes."

"This is a great example of the benefits to be gained by local, state and federal agencies working together as a team.  I am proud that my office was part of this team and helped bring Mr. Wilburn's various criminal activities to an end," said Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.

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