Ex-D.C. juvenile justice worker pleads guilty in $42 million tax-ID-theft ring
Spencer S. Hsu reports that at least 645 youth offenders had their identity information provided to a tax fraud ring by a juvenile justice worker:
A former D.C. juvenile justice worker pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping steal at least $2 million in fraudulent federal income tax refunds by giving personal information about hundreds of youth offenders to an identity-theft ring operating out of the District and suburban Maryland.
Marc A. Bell, 49, of Bowie, Md., worked from 2005 to 2013 at the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, where he became a key source for an ID-theft ring led by the owner of a Southeast Washington barbershop.
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