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Prosecutor: ID theft scheme cost US Treasury $10M


WTAE 4 Pittsburgh - (National) A U.S. Attorney announced the indictments April 23 of five men accused of running an identity theft and fake tax return scheme that defrauded the U.S. government of around $10 million. The men are accused of obtaining stolen driver's licenses and Social Security cards and using the information to open bank accounts in several States and filing around 2,400 fraudulent tax returns.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:20:01