Alabama woman pleads guilty to stolen ID refund fraud scheme | Crime
Larreka Jackson pleaded guilty yesterday to her role in a multi-million dollar conspiracy to use stolen identities to obtain tax refunds, announced George L. Beck, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.
On August 15, 2012, a federal grand jury in Montgomery, Alabama, returned a 25-count indictment charging Larreka Jackson for conspiring to file false tax returns using stolen identities, filing false claims, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. According to the indictment, Jackson operated a tax preparation business called It’s Tax Time in Montgomery, Ala. Jackson used It’s Tax Time as a front to file false tax returns using stolen identities. Jackson unlawfully obtained the names and Social Security numbers of actual persons and filed false tax returns using those names. Jackson directed the fraudulent tax refund to bank accounts controlled by her and her co-conspirators.
Additional information about the Tax Division and its enforcement efforts may be found at www.justice.gov/tax.
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Middle District of Alabama