It’s well known that Miami, and South Florida in general, is a hot bed for income tax fraud and identity theft.
A West Palm Beach man employed by the Internal Revenue Service has been charged with wire fraud. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 36-year old Charles Corbitt prepared fraudulent tax returns which claimed Residential Energy Credits on Form 5695 and inflated Itemized Deductions on Schedule A that the individual was not entitled to.
A Hollywood man has pled guilty to his part of a million dollar fraudulent tax refund scam. Judes Celestin, 36, pled guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.
A Miami jury has found former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina and his wife Raiza not guilty on charges of tax evasion and filing fraudulent tax returns.
Closing arguments got underway Monday in the tax evasion trial of former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina and his wife.
The former president and vice president of the Broward tax preparation firm Luxury Tax Inc. have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a $2 million tax fraud and identity theft operation.
It will be federal prison time for two South Florida brothers who started a scheme that netted them $1.6 million in fraudulent tax refunds.
It’s that time of year again. Tax forms from employers and banks are in the mail and identity thieves will be doing what they can to cash in, fraudulently, on Uncle Sam.
A Lauderdale Lakes man will be sentenced this April for his part in an identity theft tax scheme that netted him and his co-defendants more than $200,000.
When it comes thieves stealing personal information, Florida tops the list. Florida has the highest rate of identity theft in the nation, according to Miami U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer.