ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – One of the two 24-year-old Florida men accused of stealing identities from more than 400 people and filing more than $2 million in false tax returns has been arrested and indicted on conspiracy charges. Some of those false returns went to people who knew the defendants in the St. Louis area.
Terrell Langston and Montrail Austin were indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of conspiracy to stealing government funds and commit identity theft, one count of theft of government funds and one count of aggravated identity theft for crimes in the 2011 and 2012 tax years.
The indictment was returned on April 30, but was sealed until Austin was arrested Wednesday in south Florida.
If convicted, they could face more than a decade in prison and fines of at least $250,000.
The case is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.