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Man pleads guilty to crime committed while he was an inmate

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ALBANY, N.Y. – A Queens man pleaded guilty to a grand larceny charge in Albany County Court Monday.

According to District Attorney P. David Soares, Steven Augustine, 26, pleaded guilty to felony grand larceny. Augustine is also known as Kavin Santos.

Between June 1, 2012 and June 1, 2013, Augustine, who was an inmate at the NY Department of Corrections, submitted 441 separate NYC-210 forms in an attempt to claim $36,652.50 in New York City school tax credits in the form of a refund for the 2008-2011 tax years. 

Officials say the man received $4,530.00 in tax refunds that were deposited into his commissary account at the correctional facility.

Augustine is still in the custody of the New York State Department of Corrections and will be sentenced on June 16, 2014. He faces 2 ½ to 5 years in State Prison, which will run consecutive to the sentence that he is currently serving in the Department of Corrections. He will also pay $4,530.00 in restitution.


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