Several FAMU Students Fall Victim of Identity Theft Scheme

Identity Theft
Posted at 10:13 PM, Sep 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-19 22:13:00-04

Tallahassee, FL (WTXL) -- Five people are indicted in an identity theft scheme, the victims being several Florida A and M University students, along with more than a hundred others.

The indictment alleges that for tax years 2010 and 2011, five defendants were part of a scheme that illegally used personal information of numerous victims, without their permission.

They were allegedly going to electronically file over one hundred fraudulent federal income tax returns through Florida Law Enforcement databases.

It says Katrina Pratt, who worked as an administrative assistant in human resources at FAMU used the identities of 40 students there.

Also indicted were current Osceola County Deputy Sheriff, 48 year old Titus Lee Dixon, 40 year old Perrissa Dixon, 40-year old Orman Witherspoon, and 23-year old Stefondra Monroe, all of Kissimmee Florida.

The indictment also alleges that Perrissa Dixon used the identities of 150 individuals in the scheme to defraud.