A 33-year-old Baton Rouge man has admitted his role in a $400,000-plus identity theft and tax fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Walt Green said Thursday.
Cameron Butler pleaded guilty Tuesday in Baton Rouge federal court to three counts of receiving stolen government funds.
Some $107,000 in fraudulent tax refunds were deposited into two of Butler’s bank accounts. Green said Butler knew the refunds belonged to other taxpayers.
Butler’s wife, Mona Hill, was convicted in the scheme in 2013 and sentenced to 65 months in federal prison. She also was ordered to pay more than $491,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.
The scheme involved the theft and use of more than 400 Social Security numbers to file fraudulent tax returns, Green said.
U.S. District Judge James Brady did not set a sentencing date for Butler.