IRS investigator from Alabama charged with fraud, identity theft in agency’s latest scandal

Elizabeth Beshears reports:

An IRS agent from Alabama and his accomplice have been indicted for fraud and identity theft, resulting in thirty charges between the two men for conspiring to file fake tax returns. The indictments are the latest in a string of scandals to rock the agency responsible for collecting federal taxes and enforcing Obamacare.

The IRS agent, 32 year-old Donald Centreal Smith of Birmingham, and his accomplice, 33 year-old Gary G. Collins of Odenville, each face one count of conspiracy, nine counts of filing false or fraudulent claims, two counts of theft of public monies, nine counts of wire fraud, and nine counts of aggravated identity theft.

An employee of the agency’s criminal division since 2007, Smith allegedly opened two Regions Bank accounts with Collins in 2012.

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