Feds bust about 40 South Floridians accused of ID theft, tax fraud totaling millions of dollars

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 @ 12:37PM

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BY JAY WEAVER | jweaver@MiamiHerald.com

Federal agents swept through South Florida this week to arrest about 40 people charged with the viral-spreading crimes of identity theft and tax-refund fraud.

U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer said the takedown was the biggest yet since his office established a strike force to target the companion scams in August 2012.

“This continues to be the fastest-growing and most-pervasive fraud scheme aimed at stealing our tax dollars,” Ferrer told the Miami Herald Thursday. “But we’re on it. We want to send a message before the tax season begins because it’s fast approaching.”

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