A man from the Houston area who was arrested late last month at an airport while attempting to flee the country was indicted Friday in the Central District of California in what authorities allege is a multimillion dollar identity theft and tax refund fraud scheme involving more than 300 victims.

Fidelis Negbenebor, of Sugar Land, Texas, has been charged in a nine-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury charging him with three counts each of theft of government property, fraud in connection with identification documents, and aggravated identity theft.

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