Former Dothan bail bondsman pleads guilty to stealing identities

Published 07/10 2014 04:00PM

Updated 07/10 2014 04:03PM

A former Dothan bail bondsman pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to two felony offenses involving stolen identities. Roderick Dewayne Neal, 49, admitted he was involved in a scheme to file fraudulent income tax returns and receive illegal tax refunds.

Defense attorney Tom Brantley said Neal pleaded guilty to two criminal charges. Seven others were dismissed.

Neal admitted conspiring with two women to file the returns then direct refunds to prepaid debit cards mailed to him.

Defendant Nina McKinnie Macena is scheduled to go on trial Monday in Dothan while Ivory Minnette Bolen pleaded guilty in May and was sentenced to 42 months in prison.

Neal is expected to be sentenced in the next two to three months.

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