Skip to comments.Charlotte, N.C., woman accused in tax scheme approaching $3.8 million
Posted on 08/11/2012 8:34:45 PM PDT by ruralvoter
A Charlotte, N.C., woman has been accused in a tax scheme to defraud the government of more than $3.8?million.
In court documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, 40-year-old Candida Mayo Figueroa was named as a suspect.
Federal authorities said the U.S. Postal Service intercepted an "extraordinarily large number" of mailings from the U.S. Treasury Department that appeared to contain checks going to several apartments close to one another in Charlotte. The Postal Service alerted investigators because the names on the mail were people not known to receive mail at those addresses.
Authorities said much of the mail was sent to homes in the Arrowood Crossing apartment complex in southwest Charlotte, and that Figueroa had been seen pulling mail from multiple mailboxes there.
Investigators said they sent five addresses to the IRS, which linked 804 individual income tax returns to those addresses.
(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...
I’m sure there must have been a time in my life when a story like this would have surprised me — sadly, it’s just another commonplace story that I’ve heard many times. Eh, it’s only $3.8 million. Just think of all the other perpetrators out there who aren’t getting caught.
I understand how one can file multiple tax returns .
What I don’t understand is how one person can cash checks without hundreds of matching photo ID’s.
I know there is direct deposit, but these refunds were mailed to addresses, If I read the article correctly.
Now, wait a minute. They only come here to work, right?
Maybe work the system, that is.
Someone will do it for a percentage.
Just 1 question ...
Is Candida Mayo Figueroa a US Citizen, or an illegal that is stealing from the American taxpayer?
The first paragraph of that story reads: WASHINGTONThe Internal Revenue Service may have delivered more than $5 billion in refund checks to identity thieves who filed fraudulent tax returns for 2011, Treasury Department investigators said Thursday. They estimate another $21 billion could make its way to ID thieves' pockets over the next five years. I wish I had been there when the investigators estimated the loses over the next three years at that level. They seem rather complacent about something which should be stopped not measured. I recommend that Romney and Ryan shine a light on this incompetence, along with some light (and heat) regarding the USPS situation and the bad green energy loans.
WASHINGTONThe Internal Revenue Service may have delivered more than $5 billion in refund checks to identity thieves who filed fraudulent tax returns for 2011, Treasury Department investigators said Thursday. They estimate another $21 billion could make its way to ID thieves' pockets over the next five years.
I wish I had been there when the investigators estimated the loses over the next three years at that level. They seem rather complacent about something which should be stopped not measured.
I recommend that Romney and Ryan shine a light on this incompetence, along with some light (and heat) regarding the USPS situation and the bad green energy loans.
No biggie...just another one of Obama’s community organizing bundlers. Is this case going to be sealed?
Sometimes they are amazing entrepreneurs:
Here is an article from 2010:
Meth lab PLUS:
“It is believed Bodden was filing income tax returns from her mobile home, primarily tax returns for illegal immigrants, and claiming the first-time home buyers tax credit of $8,000.”
Here’s another favorite from 2009 and posted here:
11 Charged in Massive Scheme to File Fraudulent Tax Returns With Stolen Puerto Rican Identities
Don’t steal. The government doesn’t like the competition.
The reason is simple. Rat congress’s have forced the IRS to speed refunds..so the refunds are issued before any check is made whether or not the w-2’s are accurate. Plus and illegal can have any number of sets of forged papers used to get a tax id number or use someelses SS. It is a mess, but it is a mess that only Congress can correct.
Then every once in a while, it might be an inside job.
IRS employee in Memphis indicted on tax charges
Here is an article you will enjoy from 2010:
10 illegal aliens in S.C. admit to bilking IRS out of $13 million
By David Dykes Staff writer April 2, 2010
I don’t know where you live, but in CA all you need to open a bank account at B of A or Wells Fargo is a Metricula Consular card.
About six years ago I saw people lined up around the block at the Mexican Embassy office getting their cards.
The photo ID is the mexican card.
Good read. I wonder if any of them actually did any time?
I truly do believe this line of fraud is straight out of the Chicago playbook.
This article is disturbing. From 2010:
IRS Hesitates to Freeze Potentially Bogus Refunds
Next up-—prisoners with a hobby: tax fraud
Dec. 1, 2010
Inmates Commit $130 Million in Tax Fraud in 2009
Prisoners Use Basic Tax Forms to Claim Phony Income or Tax Credits, Often With no Supporting Documents
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2010
Even Prisoners Get Homebuyer Tax Break
Prison-Bound Filers Among 14,000 First-Time Homebuyer Applicants Who Wrongly Got $27M in Credit
The prisoner articles above are from 2010.....but in 2008 Congress passed the Inmate Tax Fraud Prevention Act:
IRS dithers while prisoners file phony tax returns, collect millions in refunds
By: Byron York 01/04/11
The number of prisoners who file false tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service has more than doubled in the last five years, according to a new Treasury Department report, and the amount of money the IRS has mistakenly refunded to those prisoners has nearly tripled. Meanwhile, the report, from the Department’s Inspector General for Tax Administration, accuses the IRS of failing to enforce a law passed by Congress in 2008 to crack down on false returns coming from the nation’s prisons.
Teamwork is great:
ID Theft Suspect Says She Had Help Inside Post Office
Duluth Woman Pleads Guilty To ID Theft
In this article a shady tax preparer teams up with Post Office employees to collect thousands of refund checks.
This is also a unique approach from 2012:
Tax preparers arrested after attempting to rob woman of refund check
Darryl Black, 20, Chester Wilson, 40, and Audrey Barnes, 20, have been charged with attempted armed robbery after allegedly using a gun to force customers at a Western Tax Service to give money for their refund checks.
This Group is in charge of ObamaCare?
Put in place a 10% Federal Sales Tax collected on all retail sales except food, primary housing, the energy to heat/cool/light that housing, and medical care.
Collect it at the point of sale, no refunds needed, no (pr)ebate checks which would be just as subject to this sort of fraud as the current system.
If that can't fund the Government, it's time to cut the size and scope of the Federal Government (as if it isn't anyway).
The list grows by leaps and bounds. The hispanics are so God-fearing and conservative these people must be anglos pretending to be hispanics.
Investigators said they sent five addresses to the IRS, which linked 804 individual income tax returns to those addresses.
Wow those IRS folks sure on the ball,our tax dollars at work.
“Don’t steal. The government doesn’t like the competition”.
Now we know what they got in those backpacks as they hightail it over the border: "How To Loot and Bilk The US govt,"........ written and provided by the Mexican govt (with instructions on where to send the federales their cut of the loot).
REFERENCE--(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ---Treasury Dept investigators estimate another $21 billion could make its way to ID thieves' pockets over the next five years. The IRS is detecting far fewer fraudulent tax refund claims than actually occur, according to a govt audit that warned the widespread problem could undermine public trust in the U.S. tax system.
Although the IRS detected about 940,000 fraudulent returns for last year claiming $6.5 billion in refunds, there were potentially another 1.5 million undetected cases of thieves seeking refunds after assuming the identity of a dead person, child or someone else who normally wouldn't file a tax return.
In just one example, investigators found a single address in Lansing, Mich, was used to file 2,137 separate tax returns. The IRS issued more than $3.3 million in refunds to that address.
Florida is the epicenter of the identity theft crisis (a state overrun with latinos---many of whom are Cuban---who are also involved in massive Medicare/Aid fraud). Just three addresses in Florida filed more than 500 returns totaling more than $1 million in refunds for each address.
In another troubling scenario, hundreds of refunds were deposited into the same bank account--a red flag for investigators searching for ID thieves-- who may be filing for refunds for multiple people. In one instance, the IRS deposited 590 refunds totaling more than $900,000 into one account.
REFERENCE ICE's "documents and benefits fraud task force" found a common practice among "impoverished" illegals is to buy several faked identities for several thousand dollars each----the illegal then votes and rides the US gravy train under several names.
<><> Jose Madrigal---the Washington state rapist---had some 30 identities. And probably voted and collected US benefits under every single identity.
<><> Another illegal used multiple identites to bilk UI systems of some $3.5 million.
US Dept of the Treasury Says Illegal Aliens Collecting Billions in Tax Credits According to the US Dept of Treasurys Inspector General, more than $4.2 billion in additional child credits were paid out in 2010 to illegal immigrants. In 2005, the pay outs totaled $924 million. This program allows low income earners to claim a $1,000 per child credit. $20 billion EITC is estimated to have been paid out to these cunning "impoverished" illegals. Most of them are collecting over and over again-----using multiple identities-----falsifying official apps---claiming children they do not have and/or falsely stating kids are back in their homelands.
ILLEGAL ARRESTED FOR SELLING FORGED W-2 FORMS WITH STOLEN SS NOS
March 8, 2012 KENNER, La. Kenner police arrested illegal Marvin Baca who sold false W-2 forms to another illegal immigrant for $1,500. Baca sold fraudulent W-2 forms for $1,500 to other Hispanics here illegally.
Police said that on one of the forged W-2 forms had a SS no of a person living in Virginia. Police said illegal Hispanics purchase fictitious W-2 forms and file false tax returns with the government to receive EITC refunds.
The peons got plenty of help pulling off these scams-—even at the highest levels of govt. Read on.
The Congressional Hispanic Institute, Inc, is an entity organized by Cong Joe Baca (D-Cali) in his capacity as head of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
Cong Baca created “HOGAR” (Spanish for home) in 2003 to work with the mortgage industry, lender and banks and latino community groups to increase mortgage lending to what savvy observers considered to be unqualified Latinos.
“HOGAR” colluded w/ Cong Baca in what was to become a massive bilking of taxpayers. Cong Baca calculatedly hyped the fact that the national Latino homeownership rate was 47%, compared with 68% for the overall population.
HOGAR was coached to call the figure “alarming,” and to say “a concerted effort was required to ensure that by the end of the decade Latinos will share equally in the American Dream of home ownership.”
HOGAR and Cong Baca conned the public, failing to note that most of the “dreamers” were illegals, citizens of Third World countries who had violated US borders.
Predictably, HOGAR colluded w/ co-conspirators which included:
(a) shaky mortgage companies that ran into big trouble;
(b) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, both now under federal control after billions in taxpayer bailouts;
(c) Countrywide Financial Corp., sold to Bank of America Corp;
(d) Washington Mutual Inc., taken over by the US government and sold to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; and,
(e) New Century Financial Corp. and Ameriquest Mortgage Corp, both now defunct, killed by defaulted subprime Latino mortgages.
HOGAR’s ties to the subprime mortgage industry were substantial. Bribery and self-dealing were rampant:
<><> Companies that donated $150,000 to Cong Baca got the right to have their own research fellow who would conduct fraudulent studies, which were cunningly used by industry lobbyists to pump lending.
<><> Bribery and extortion in the form of $100,000 annual donations to Cong Baca, for which HOGAR provided phony news releases from Cong Baca’s Hispanic Caucus promoting a lender’s commercial products to the Latino market,
<><> The most shocking example of bribery well-substantitated by Hogar’s literature..... HOGAR announced it worked with Freddie Mac on a self-serving two-year examination of Latino homeownership in 63 congressional districts.
The “study” found Hispanic ownership on the rise thanks to “new flexible mortgage loan products” that the industry was adopting at the urging of Cong Baca’s collusive coterie.
<><> HOGAR conned lenders into even more lenient down-payment and underwriting standards.
<><> As the subprime debacle unfolded, HOGAR declined repeated requests for comment despite the economic havoc their activities precipitated.
The mortgage schemes demonstrated the criminal activities of border violators with multiple identities-—perhaps violent, terrorist-connected foreigners-—colluding and conspiring to defraud private companies and public entities. And mortgage racketeering enterprises which employed sub rosa finance and business practices to carry out deceptions and frauds.
The alleged ring of swindlers-—a Congresman, individuals with multiple identities, banks, insurance companies, mortgage nrokers—might be charged with cheating the US govt, taxpayers and bank share holders out of hundreds of millions of dollars via an elaborate web of mortgage and bank frauds.
The mortgage Dreamers used multiple phony identities, fraudulent Social Security numbers, purchased from identity forgers in order to obtain govt-subsidized benefits.
L/E will find that individuals with multiple identities obtained fraudulent mortgages then flipped the houses at ever- higher prices to family member who then absconded to foreign countries, sticking banks (and taxpayers) with hundreds of millions in fraudulent mortgages.
BACKGROUND A Wall Street Journal report related that, according to the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council examination of the borrowing spree, investigations uncovered financial schemes by low-income housing groups, Hispanic lawmakers, a congressional Hispanic housing initiative, mortgage lenders and brokers, all colluding in fraduent schemes to increase homeownership among Latinos with forged documents which enabled massive fraud.
This was not simply the mortgage market at work. It was fueled by avarice, greed, and Congressional enabling fraudulent practices. In 2005 alone, mortgages to Hispanics jumped by 29%; Latinos with multiple fraudulent identities in low-paying jobs obtained subprime mortgages for prime properties-—soaring to 169%.
(Research provided by Wall Street Journal. Some material excerpted from the NY Times).
A popular scam perpetrated by illegals: falsifying documents to get subprime mtges-—then defaulting and selling the homes to family members who flip the price higher and higher to get mtge money-—then abscond to Mexico-—leaving banks and taxpayers holding the bag.
For a photo of the woman charged, go here:
She will be tagged and released back into the wild in no time.
“Just Here for a Better Life” scam.
Indeed we not only get taxed to death now they give away our money,gov at work.
And the illegals send millions to Mexico never to be seen again.
Thanks for info.
was going to ping...another one for the books...but I see you are on top of it.
The significance is in the wider context, which you supply.
Thanks for the research. Always appreciate.
Candida Mayo Figueroa, 40, tax cheat accused of
defrauding the US government of more than $3.8M.
"I's a millionaire---I gots 10 identities 'nd I's looting
dis gringo goverment 24/7. I gots 15 kids back home in
Mexico---dat gets me lotsa pesons from EITC refunds."
REFERENCE July 21, 2006----BERGEN RECORD, NJ Texans accused of selling counterfeit IDs (impoverished illegals "here for a better life" pay several thousand $$$ for fake ID's)
Pelcastre brothers, Angel and Jorge, Dallas, Texas, were a walking threat to US national security, expert document forgers who, for a few thousand dollars, could give anyone a new identity, NJ L/E authorities said. The Texas brothers were a "one-stop shop" for a myriad of fake US documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses----for any state in the US------ passports and resident alien cards, said state police.
The Texas brothers turned a NJ hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local NJ identity broker. Officers happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in a NJ hotel parking lot. Authorities wouldn't identify the NJ hotel by name for fear it would spark retribution. The Drug Interdiction Task Force regularly runs checks. The Texas brothers were followed to a NJ office supply store nearby where they purchased computer supplies.
Officers then followed the Texans to a NJ storage facility in Secaucus, NJ, where the Texans loaded several boxes into a car. One of them stood lookout. Authorities approached the Texas brothers when they returned to the NJ hotel and questioned them separately. The Texas brothers consented to a search.
These places don't ask a lot of questions....
Asking a minority for ID is racist, because minorities have great difficulty in obtaining ID. Minorities, like this woman, have the all the skills necessary to defraud the IRS out of almost $4 million, but to obtain an ID is simply beyond their capacity.
These places don't ask a lot of questions....
That has not been my experience. Maybe it's due to my skin color.
I’ve never been to one but my understanding is only one piece of identification is needed. Skin tone plays a factor too but I am sure a million dollar scam includes someone on the inside at the check cashing place. Kickbacks.