Tax Fraud

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IRS Warning: Watch Out For Tax Scams

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.


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Lauderdale Lakes Man Pleads Guilty To ID Theft Tax Scheme

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.


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Florida Leads Nation In Identity Theft

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.


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45 Charged After Sweep For ID Theft & Tax Fraud

A week long sweep in South Florida targeting identity theft and tax fraud resulted in charges against nearly four dozen people.



Former Dade Corrections Guard Pleads Guilty To ID Theft

A former corrections officer at a South Florida state prison is facing up to a dozen years behind bars for stealing inmates’ identification information for the purposes of tax fraud.



Two Miami Officers Accused Of Tax Refund Fraud

A new federal complaint obtained by CBS4 shows some disturbing details in the case against 27-year-old Miami Police Officer Malinsky Bazile.


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Man Sentenced For Stealing 23,000 SSNs, Selling Them To Gang

A federal judge unleashed the maximum sentence on a man who sold prisoners’ Social Security numbers to a gang member who then allegedly filed phony tax-refund claims in their names.


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Eleven Indicted In $34M Tax Fraud, ID Theft Plot

$34 million and the identities of thousands of dead people were at risk in a large-scale tax fraud scheme for which 11 people were indicted Friday.


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Identity Theft Exploding Across South Florida

The acting head of the IRS announced a massive national crackdown is underway to prevent billions of dollars in taxpayer refunds from being stolen nationwide.


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Lauderdale Woman Found Guilty In IRS Tax Refund Scam

FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Ft. Lauderdale woman accused of trying to bilk the Internal Revenue Service out of millions of dollars in tax refunds by submitting phony returns was found guilty Monday on numerous […]