Suspect in school employee tax fraud scheme indicted

Mitch Sneed reports:

Last year more than 100 employees of the Alexander City School System were victimized when their personal information was obtained and used to file fraudulent tax returns.

Friday, those employees learned that the person authorities believe is responsible is facing justice.

According to a release from the Department of Justice, a federal grand jury in St. Louis indicted a St. Louis resident on mail fraud and aggravated identity theft charges relating to a scheme to steal public school employees’ IDs and use them to file federal tax returns.

An indictment returned on Feb. 1 and unsealed Thursday alleges that Kevin K. Williams stole public school employees’ IDs from a payroll company and used them to electronically file fraudulent federal income tax returns in the name of those employees.

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