Five Individuals Charged with Filing False Tax Returns and Related Crimes as part of Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Initiative
Thursday, October 17th, 2013 @ 9:03PM
September 16, 2013
BATON ROUGE, LA – Acting United States Attorney Walt Green announced the filing of criminal charges against five (5) individuals accused of committing tax fraud, identity theft, and related crimes in the Baton Rouge area. Collectively, these five individuals are alleged to have submitted more than 1,000 fraudulent federal income tax returns, fraudulently claiming refunds totaling more than $1.4 million. The charges are the result of an initiative by the United States Attorney’s Office, the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigations Division, and the United States Department of Justice’s Tax Division, to combat stolen identity refund fraud and other tax fraud schemes.