WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami) – 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.READ MORE: Miami ex-Proud Boys leader Henry 'Enrique' Tarrio to stay jailed until Capitol riot trial
As a result of the false credits and inflated deductions, the taxpayer’s taxable income was lowered and refund amount was increased.READ MORE: Judge gives initial OK to $1B deal in Surfside condo collapse
Once the returns were electronically filed, Corbitt received a portion of the tax refund as a preparation fee. This fee was determined based on the amount of the refund or was a flat fee.
Corbitt faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison if convicted.MORE NEWS: Fort Lauderdale Police: 2 Stabbed, 1 In Custody
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