Monday, August 19, 2019

Florida Inmate Accused of Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Some people go to prison, repay their debt to society and are rehabilitated. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case. I've written before about instances in which fraudsters orchestrate fraud (e.g., unemployment fraud, tax refund fraud) from behind bars. And, that's what's alleged by prosecutors...

Inmates Register as Tax Preparers

Many inmates have jobs while serving time in prison. However, we typically imagine inmates in jobs supporting the prison, such as working in the laundry facilities or the kitchen or performing maintenance duties. We probably don't imagine prisoners registering with the Internal Revenue Service...

Fraud Spices Up Used Cars on Blanding Boulevard

It's not easy selling used cars, especially when you consider the reputation that most used-car salesmen have for being...well, used-car salesman. So it may come as no surprise that a used car salesman on Blanding Boulevard (I'm not making that name up) might have...

I Dub Thee

Royalty has a special place in our world. The word itself conjures up a sense of respect and awe. But, leave it up to a potential fraudster to take a respectable word and turn it sour. Today's Fraud of the Day from a Tampa...

The State of Georgia for the Win

It's the same feeling, I'd imagine, that an impossibly small country feels when its curler or alpine skier wins the Olympics. The odds? Impossible. The glory? Eternal. It may seem like an exaggeration, but in the fight against fraud the victories are few and...

Threatening Fraud

The Sovereign Citizen Movement includes anti-government extremists who reside in the United States but believe they do not have to answer to any U.S. government authority. Sovereign citizens are not known for paying their taxes (So, I guess we're just supposed to pay their...

Lucrative Fraud

To file a fake tax return, personal identification information including a Social Security number, date of birth, bank account number and address are needed. (It also helps to have an internet connection as well.) With the press of a button, it's just a matter...

Home Sweet Fraud

It's usually in southern tradition to make someone feel at home. Southern hospitality is about as common in most parts of the south as collard greens and Sunday church. An Alabama.com article revealed another commonality making an appearance in the south – fighting tax...

The Fraud Underworld

There are many benefits to living a digital lifestyle. We can access information 24/7/365, work remotely from just about anywhere in the world, shop online and stay connected through email, phone or texts at all times. (But, along with progress, there also is the...

One for the Books

It takes a conniving mind to make claims to the Internal Revenue Service for more than $63 million dollars in fraudulent income tax refunds, all processed by a single tax preparation business. (It also takes a lot of chutzpah.)But federal prosecutors allege that is...
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