IDENTITY THEFT IN THE NEWS – WEEKLY UPDATE

Some US banks awash in ID theft tax-fraud proceeds as IRS cracks down Reuters Blogs (blog) Identity-theft tax fraud schemes typically involve using an unwitting victim's name, social security number and date of birth to file an online tax return in his or her name and routing the resulting IRS refund payment to an untraceable [...]

TAX FRAUD & IDENTITY THEFT – 3 ARRESTED & CHARGED FOR CRIMES IN OHIO

In Ohio, three women were taken into custody and indicted on multiple counts of identity theft and tax fraud.  The women, Karen Taylor, Laquanna Bradshaw and Tiffany Cole, were indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiring to defraud the IRS with fraudulent tax returns.  The identity theft victims are believed to be mentally disabled adults. [...]