ALBANY, N.Y. - District Attorney P. David Soares says a former Queens County man has been sentenced to prison for grand larceny.
Steven Augustive, also known as Kavin Santos, 26, was sentenced to two and a half to five years in State Prison on Monday morning in Albany County Court.
Augustine pleaded guilty in April to a felony grand larceny charge.
Between June 1, 2012 and June 1, 2013, Augustine 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. During this time, Augustine was an inmate with the New York Department of Corrections.
Officials say Augustine received $4,530.00 in tax refunds that were deposited into his commissary account at the correctional facility.
The incident was investigated by the New York State Department of Corrections and the Criminal Investigation Division of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.
His new sentence will run consecutive to the sentence that he is currently serving in the Department of Corrections. He must also pay $4,530.00 in restitution back to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.