Death is often used in popular metaphors such as, ”stopped dead in his tracks,” or ”scared to death.’? With such a negative connotation, implanting ”death” into a scenario can leave any situation a little less lively, pun intended. But what happens when you mix fraud and death? A KSAT.com article highlights the consequences of messing with the deceased.
Texas home to football, great food and identity fraud. (Fraud? I’m guessing that’s not in any marketing materials.)Source: Today’s ”Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, ”Texas Man Admits Using Dead to Fake Tax Refunds,” published by KSAT.com on January 9, 2013.
DALLAS – A North Texas man has pleaded guilty to using the identities of dead people to file hundreds of fake tax returns and collect nearly $1 million in refunds.
Jason Cano pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of filing false claims against the United States and one count of aggravated identity theft.