Fraud by DC tax examiner

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Fraud by DC tax examiner

Post by Lambkin » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:34 pm

Shocking news... brazen criminality by DC government employee. ... story.html
A former tax examiner for the D.C. government admitted in federal court Thursday that she stole more than $400,000 in fraudulent tax refunds during a four-year span.

In pleading guilty to a wire fraud, Mary Ayers-Zander, 47, faces up to 63 months in prison under federal guidelines when sentenced on Feb. 2 in the District’s federal court.

Federal prosecutors said that Ayers-Zander orchestrated her scheme from 2007 through early this year. As a tax examiner, Ayers-Zander accessed taxpayer accounts of four people and then credited them with fraudulent withholding adjustments, prosecutors said.

In court, Ayers-Zander admitted she then made sure those credits — worth $365,281 — were routed to two personal accounts that she controlled, according to prosecutors.

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Re: Fraud by DC tax examiner

Post by AndyK » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:24 pm

1 - Dog Bites Man

2 - $400,000 :?: Even at the local level in Washington, it's surprising that paltry sum was even news worthy. Must have been a slow day.
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