- Associated Press - Sunday, February 7, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida man has been indicted on federal charges associated with identity theft and filing false tax returns that netted $1.3 million.

U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III on Friday said Carmel Linot of Jacksonsville is being charged in a scheme that led to 1,800 false tax returns.

The indictment says Linot and others obtained the Social Security numbers of juveniles from a website in Palm Beach County between January 2011 and June 2012.

U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman William Daniel says Linot is in local custody in Duval County Jail and had not entered a plea. It was unclear if he had obtained an attorney.

Linot is being charged with aggravated identity theft, conspiracy and theft of government funds

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