19 Statesboro Residents Indicted/Charged in Identity Theft, IRS Fraud Case
Thursday, April 18th, 2013 @ 8:21PM
By Savannah Morning News
The federal grand jury sitting in Savannah returned six indictments Tuesday charging 12 defendants with 115 violations of federal law involving fraudulent tax returns.
The federal crimes charged in these indictments range from a conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service to identity theft from medical records.
All of these indictments allege that the defendants illicitly obtained personal identifiers, such as names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers, and used these means of identification to prepare and submit fraudulent tax returns in order to obtain tax refunds which were then converted to the defendants’ use.