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
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