People will always try to find a way to make a quick buck. The world simply hasn’t gotten the memo that crime doesn’t pay.
A Long Beach street gang may be 32 members short after the gang members were indicted on charges of operating a $14.3 million dollar identify theft and tax fraud ring. The investigation of the gang members has been going on for three years.
Prosecutors stated that the gang members were able to file fraudulent tax returns after having stolen personal information. The returns were loaded onto prepaid debit cards and funds were used for gang activities, gang recruitment, and an expensive lifestyle.
If you believe that you’re a victim of identity theft you should immediately place any credit cards on fraud alert, file a police report, contact the Social Security Administration, and contact a tax attorney who can walk you through the tax system. Personal theft can be a challenging ordeal.
It’s simply too difficult to go it alone. However, the system is set up for you to get the support you need from the relevant agencies.
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Law Offices of Darrin T. Mish, P.A.: Tax Attorney