The identities of more than 130 people were stolen and almost $200,000 in tax returns were filed; the IRS issued $23,879 in fraudulent returns.
"Williams admitted she delivered 86 identities — including names, birthdays and social security numbers — to a conspirator in exchange for $400."This type of incident reminds us how valuable identity information is to tax fraud thieves and why such information must be protected from inappropriate use.
- The Telegraph, Middle Georgia's News Source
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(a) Macon Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Blood Plasma Donor's Identity Information for Tax Fraud Scheme - PHIprivacy.net, 04/23/2013
(b) Macon Woman Pleads Guilty in Blood Donor ID Fraud Scheme - Telegraph, 04/23/2013