NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–New Brunswick resident Manuel Rodriguez, age 50, has been sentenced to 48 months in a federal prison for what officials have called one of the largest and longest running stolen identity refund-fraud schemes.

The U.S. Attorney's Office released a statement on September 19 announcing that the 5 year scheme caused roughly 8,000 fraudulent income tax returns to be filed, resulting in a loss of more than $11.3 million to the United States Government.

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