MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA – TAX FRAUD & IDENTITY THEFT – SENTENCING HEARING
Marsha Elmore was sentenced to 184 months in federal prison for filing fraudulent tax returns using stolen identities from Alabama consumers. Elmore used her business, Community Tax, in Elmore, Alabama to obtain tax refunds after filing fraudulent tax returns. According to court records and the Department of Justice, Elmore filed almost 1,400 fraudulent tax returns and had the IRS deposit the money directly into bank accounts controlled by Elmore. The tax scam could include over a thousand identity theft victims.
The fraudulent tax returns were filed between 2009 and 2011. Elmore admitted to filing many of the tax returns. The fraudulent returns resulted in a tax loss of more than $2.5 million! U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller also ordered Elmore to pay $1,157,241 in restitution.
What should you do if you are a victim of the tax fraud and identity theft scheme? You should contact all three credit reporting agencies and request your free credit reports due to fraud or identity theft immediately! Click here to learn how to obtain your free credit report due to fraud or identity theft. Still have questions? Contact identity theft lawyer Micah Adkins for a free consultation.
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