YouTube couple sentenced for stealing from government

Posted at 5:35 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 17:35:07-04

ORLANDO, Fla. - A South Florida couple with a popular YouTube channel have been sentenced to federal prison for stealing Social Security and federal tax funds.

Court records show that Billy Altidor received two years, and Evanie Louis received one year and a day during a Monday hearing in Orlando federal court.

They must also pay nearly $94,000 in restitution.

They pleaded guilty last July to conspiracy to commit theft of government funds and aggravated identity theft.

Investigators say Louis, Altidor and others used stolen personal information to direct Social Security benefit payments to themselves.

The conspirators also used stolen personal information to file false tax returns and take the refunds.