A Prison Scam of a Different Sort

There’s been news of prisoners scamming the IRS by filing phony tax returns. Today we have the opposite happening—a tax professional and a jailer in Texarkana, AR allegedly filing phony returns using Social Security Numbers of prisoners.

The two were indicted by a federal grand jury and face 25 counts including filing false IRS claims. They allegedly only got $50,000 in phony refunds in 2003. That’s $2,000 per count….

News Story: Texarkana Gazette

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