Jonathan Grass reports:
The U.S. Attorney’s Office has announced multiple charges in a lengthy identity theft scheme that operated out of Birmingham.
The stolen identity tax refund scheme operated between 2008 and 2011 and is believed to involve more than $1 million in false claims. It involved stealing personal identity information from the Internal Revenue Service to create fraudulent tax returns and collecting the stolen refunds, according to U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, the IRS and FBI.
Federal agents believe it was run by Nakeisha Hall, an IRS employee “who was supposed to be assisting taxpayers experiencing problems resulting from identity theft.”
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