COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina inmate has been ordered to repay the government more than $134,000 in a fake tax refund case.
U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles says John C. Stone was also sentenced this week to nearly four years in prison for conspiracy to defraud the government.
Stone is serving 20 years for kidnapping. A co-defendant, Herbert Glover, is serving a 23-year sentence for armed robbery. Both men are at a maximum-security prison in McCormick County.
Nettles says the men, along with Tasha Monique Glover, used stolen identities to submit false tax refund claims, receiving about $275,000 from their scheme.
Tasha Glover has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison. Herbert Glover has been sentenced to six months and ordered to pay about $6,000.