Former St. Louis IRS worker filed 356 fraudulent tax returns

Robert Patrick reports:

A former employee of an IRS office in St. Louis pleaded guilty to federal charges Monday and admitted filing more than 356 false tax returns, prosecutors said.

Demetria Michele Brown, 38, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Jefferson City to two counts of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.

Brown used names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of others without their knowledge to fill out federal and state tax returns, then added false information including addresses, workplaces, wages and the amount of tax withheld, prosecutors said.

Read more on St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The prosecutors didn’t say how Brown obtained the identity information.

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