Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Healthcare Worker Stole Patient IDs for Tax Fraud Ring

Two members of a tax refund fraud ring (SIRF) have pleaded guilty to charges brought against them by the US Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida.

A healthcare worker at an assisted living facility stole patient IDs and gave it to others in the ring who used to file the fraudulent tax returns.

"they conspired to file fraudulent tax returns using the stolen identities of assisted-living facility residents ."
- US Attorney's Office, Southern District Florida
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Sources:
(a) Two Plead Guilty in Tax Refund Fraud and Identity Theft Scheme - www.DOJ.gov, 04/16/2015

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