As Relieable as You Might Have Thought

That is not a typographical error in the headline. Yes, I meant to type, “Relieable.” Why? Because of a story of a Tampa, Florida tax professional who was as relieable, err, reliable as the headline.

Donna Demps was found guilty of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. Here’s what the DOJ press release states:

According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, Demps formed the Florida corporation “D&D Honest Relieable [sic] Tax Services LLC.” She then used the corporation to open bank accounts into which she electronically transferred tax refunds obtained by stealing the identities of real people, many of whom were veterans, disabled, elderly, or otherwise unable to care for themselves. Demps never registered her tax preparation service with the Internal Revenue Service since she would have had to reveal that she was an eight-time convicted felon. Through her bank accounts, Demps stole more than $120,000 over a one-year period.

So we have someone opening up a corporation ending in “LLC” (limited liability companies are not corporations), with a misspelling of ‘reliable,’ and then stealing identities. There’s not much to add here, except that Ms. Demps will likely be spending quite a bit of time at ClubFed.


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