More IRS News - November 19, 2010


Nearly 20 inmates in the Duval County jail have been making false tax returns and claiming thousands of dollars in tax refunds and having the IRS checks deposited into their jail accounts.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Offce about $100,000 in fraudulent refunds have been collected. The Sheriff’s offce frst noticed something amiss when there was an unusually high number of tax returns and tax refund checks received. The inmates received between $1,000 and $5,000 after they flled out fake W-2 Forms of companies that have closed down or never existed. This prompted the IRS to issue a check and send it to the jail to be deposited into the inmate’s account.

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