Rogers, who is 27 years old, was the former assistant band director at Plantation High before leaving for Grace Academy. The faulty tax returns were all filed from January 25 to April 20, 2014, police say.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, investigators found in the home hundreds of documents with people's personal and identifying information. Among those were student records, some dating back to the late 1990s, including names, birth dates, and social security numbers of former Broward County students.
Unsurprisingly, the information found on those documents matched fake tax returns that had been filed.
Rogers was taken to the Hollywood Police Department, where he admitted to filing the fraudulent tax returns.
"I veered off the path a couple of times… getting caught up in materialistic stuff… I don't know if it was… trying to gain sustainability… This is something… at the end of the day I don't feel is right, and I don't want to make a career path out of it," Rogers said during questioning, police say.
However, Rogers ended up pleading not guilty to the crimes and awaits trial. He faces charges including using one or more unauthorized access devices, possession of 15 or more unauthorized access devices, and aggravated identity theft.