Stopped Dead in His Tracks

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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 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 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.

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Larry Benson
Larry Benson is currently the Director of Strategic Alliances for Revenue Discovery and Recovery at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this role, Benson is responsible for developing partnerships for the tax and revenue and child support enforcement verticals. He focuses on embedded companies that have a need for third-party analytics to enhance their current offerings.