Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, “Thieves Use Info from Stolen Computers for Tax Fraud,” published by the wsbtv.com on March 5, 2013.
PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — A sweeping case of identity fraud out of Paulding County is forcing dozens of people to scramble to save their finances.
Dallas police said C.C. Accounting & Tax Service had a break-in on Dec. 3. They said the thieves stole the company’s computers that were full of clients’ sensitive information.
Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, “Romanian Living in Skokie Gets 7 Years for $1.6M Tax Fraud,” published by the Skokie Review on April 15, 2012.
A north suburban man convicted of being the U.S. leader of an international conspiracy that received about $1.6 million in fraudulent tax returns will spend more than 7 years in federal prison.
Ovidiu Isac, 31, a Romanian native living in Skokie, directed 23 co-conspirators in the Chicago area who used their bank accounts to receive the phony refunds and divert the money to Romania after taking a cut, a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office said.
Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, “Miami Woman Convicted in Tax Fraud Scam,” published by the CBS Miami Online on April 15, 2012.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miami woman was found guilty on Monday in a Miami courtroom for a tax refund scam that enabled her to receive thousands of dollars in fraudulent refunds from the government.
Prosecutor said 30-year old Natoya Mashea Handy used stolen identities of past or current inmates to submit phony federal tax returns.
Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, “Inmate Tax Fraud: $100 Million Crime,” written by Stephen Stock, Julie Putnam and Jeremy Carroll and published by NBC Bay Area Online on April 5, 2013.
Tax refund fraud among the nation’s prison population has grown more than 1,000 percent in the last decade according to the latest data obtained by NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration in Washington, D.C.
The Inspector General told NBC Bay Area that in the last tax year the IRS caught and stopped more than $1.7 billion in fraudulent tax refunds filed by prison inmates.
Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, “Six LI Men Charged in False Tax Return Scheme,” written by Scott P. Moore and published by the Babylon Village Patch on December 20, 2012.
Six men from Long Island were accused of using stolen Social Security numbers to file thousands of false income tax returns worth up to $73 million, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.
Luis Aquino, also known as “The Doctor,” of Freeport; Johans Cabrera, also known as “Life,” of Copiague; Randy Fernandez, of Copiague; Michael Figat, of Shirley; Ancelmo Rodriguez, of Copiague; and Carlos Soto, of Massapequa were all charged in three separate indictments.
Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, “Tax Scam Allegedly Run from Minnesota Prisons,” written by Dan Browning and published by the Star Tribune on March 25, 2013.
Some tax cheats risk going to prison. The IRS says it’s investigating a ring of tax cheats who risk staying there. According to court documents, a group of Minnesota inmates has been running a “large-scale tax refund scheme” from behind prison walls.
Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, “Student Possibly Victim of Tax Fraud,” written by Tayna Giraldo and published by the Arkansas State University Herald on March 15, 2013.
When sophomore Japhanie Gray received a call Thursday from her mother, the last thing she thought her mother would tell her was she could be a victim of tax fraud.
“My mother called me early this morning and asked if I tried filing for my taxes. I responded, ‘no ma’am,’” said Gray, an RTV major of Osceola. “She was freaking out.”
Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, “Income Tax Fraud Nets 12-year Sentence for Cordova Man,” written by Terry Hollahan and published by the Memphis Business Journal on March 20, 2013.
A Cordova man was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison on charges of income tax fraud and identity theft.
In addition to the prison sentence, Jeremy Lasane, 25, of Cordova, Tenn.,, was ordered to pay $791,616 in restitution and will be supervised for three years upon his release from prison.
Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, “Downey Man Sentenced in Tax Fraud Cashed More than $1.3 Million in Refund Checks Based on Fake Returns,” published in The Whittier Daily News on March 19, 2013.
LOS ANGELES — A Downey man was sentenced Monday to 54 months in a federal prison after he was found guilty of cashing more than $1.3 million in tax refund checks based on fake returns, according to the Department of Justice.
William Gomez-Corzo, 52, also known as William Perez, was part of a ring that filed more than 1,000 fake returns using names and social security numbers of Puerto Rico residents worth millions of dollars.
Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, “Hollywood Man gets 16 Years for ID Theft and Tax Refund,” written by Wayne K. Roustan and published by the Sun Sentinel on March 7, 2013.
A 36-year-old Hollywood man was sentenced to 16 years in prison after being convicted of identity theft and tax refund fraud, U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer announced Thursday.
Convicted Dec. 27, Jonathan Torres-Bonilla also was sentenced to three years probation and was ordered to pay $100,388 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service, prosecutors said.