Sarasota Man Sentenced For $500K COVID-19 Benefit Fraud, USAO Says
SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – A Sarasota man was sentenced to time in federal prison after the U.S. Attorney’s Office said he “engaged in a scheme to defraud several federal and state programs by obtaining COVID-19 related benefits.”
Randy Xavier Jones, 34, will spend five years and one month in federal prison for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to the USAO for the Middle District of Florida. USAO said he plead guilty on March 24.
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