Tax Refund Scam
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 30-year old Ft. Lauderdale man found guilty of a identity theft tax refund scam will be sentenced this June.
Tax refund scams are not new, but they’re costing Uncle Sam, and by default, you, as much as $10 billion a year and the current laws may not be strong enough to protect taxpayers from sophisticated tax thieves.