IN: 9 claim tax return ID theft

WBBM reports:

The IRS and police in northwest Indiana are looking into allegations of identity theft of people who claimed someone had filed tax returns for them before they filed their own returns.

There are nine people who have filed identity theft complaints with the East Chicago, Ind. police department. The Northwest Indiana Times reports at least seven of them had had their tax returns done and electronically filed for refunds at the same place, the H&R Block office on Main Street in East Chicago.

Four of the alleged victims say their tax returns had been prepared by the same person.

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