Friday, September 4, 2015

IRS Worker Sentenced for ID Thefts, Tax Fraud

An IRS worker stole taxpayer identities to submit fraudulent tax returns and then pocketed the refunds.

The identity thefts took place over a two year period during which he received $120,000. The court sentenced him to two years in prison and ordered to pay restitution.

"[He] filed more than 50 fraudulent tax returns from 2013 to 2015."
- CPA Practice Advisor
It is unclear why the ID thefts went on for two years or how the identity thefts were discovered. Unfortunately, it is often the case that third parties, rather than the organization holding the identity information, detects the data theft. Organizations seeking to detect ID thefts and data privacy breaches can utilize SaaS analytics services.
Learn how to proactively detect identity theft and unauthorized breaches of data privacy, even by authorized users - with no hardware and no on-site software.
Sources:
(a) IRS Workers Busted for ID Theft, Filing Bogus Returns - www.CPAadvisor.com, 09/01/2015

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