The U.S. Attorney for Western New York says a federal grand jury in Rochester has indicted a Rochester man on 117 counts of mail fraud, identity theft and making false claims.
Prosecutor Marisa Miller said Norman Perry advertised that he could recover lost or unclaimed funds...for a fee. When people responded he got their personal information, and then used it to file fake income tax returns in their names. He filed some 1,200 returns claiming over a million dollars before he was caught by federal investigators.
Now he's looking at 20 years in prison and fines of as much as 250 thousand dollars per offense.