Fraudsters file fake tax return as AG Eric Holder
Two Georgia men plead guilty after using attorney general's name, birthday and Social Security number.
Not even the nation's top law-enforcement officer is safe from the growing number of fraudsters filing false tax returns based on stolen identities.
Two Georgia men filed a tax return with the name, birthday and Social Security number of Attorney General Eric Holder in hopes of getting his refund, according to federal prosecutors in Atlanta. Holder was one of several people targeted by Yafait Tadesse and Eyaso Abebe, both of whom have pleaded guilty to charges related to the scheme.
Fraudulent income tax returns are a growing problem that Holder's Justice Department is working to combat. Typically, perpetrators steal the personal information of victims, fill out returns that would entitle them to a refund, then file them electronically.
"Identity theft affects people from all walks of life, from hardworking taxpayers trying to make ends meet, to senior government officials," said Sally Quillian Yates, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.
A spokesman for Holder declined to comment on his case.
In the Atlanta case, Tadesse and Abebe filled out returns saying that all of their victims worked at Wal-Mart and had similar incomes, according to prosecutors. Some of the refunds were paid out, but others were stopped.
The refund claimed by the two men in Holder's name wasn't paid out, a spokesman for the Atlanta U.S. Attorney's office said.
Attorneys for the two men didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.
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Oh man, could I wish anymore that this jackwagons identity had been stolen and sold to the highest bidder with tons of credit cards in his name and frauds perpetrated against him. I would pee myself laughing.
To bad it was only a tax return. Funny how they caught it when it was Holders tax return yet while thousands of average americans have it done to them and all the IRS says is sorry. I know because my nephews SSN was stolen and filed on illegally the year he passed away and they told my sister exactly that. "Sorry we have no way of tracking down who used it, there's nothing we can do. But we must refuse your return because someone used it" Total BS
Rather ironic these idiots filed a fake return on a real fake and flakey AG.
The ahole is a worthless POS and a racist !!!!
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