Ingersoll Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison

An associate of former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg was in court on Monday, where he was sentenced to nine years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a long list of fraud charges. 46 year old Keith Ingersoll was also ordered by the judge, to pay nearly $13 million in restitution to an elderly real estate investor he defrauded. That’s in additioin to the $48,000 that Ingersoll must reimburse to the Seminole County government. Ingersoll admitted that back in 2017, while he was a tax collector, he defrauded Seminole County taxpayers by taking part in a real estate scheme involving Greenberg’s office. Ingersoll and others arranged for a “straw purchaser” to buy a building in Winter Springs for $680,000 that Greenberg wanted to use as a branch office. Then, just hours later, that straw purchaser sold the building to the Seminole County Tax Collector’s Office for an inflated price of $942,000. The $262,000 in profit from the real estate transaction was divided among Ingersoll and the others. Ingersoll also admitted to defrauding an 80-year-old real estate investor out of $12.7 million.