Grant Income Tax Bookkeeping and Check Cash

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No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 29, 2012
Macon , GA
United States
Georgia US
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Dataloss DB
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The dishonest owner of the tax preparation business used names and Social security numbers to file fraudulent tax returns for at least 10 people between 2007 and 2009.  He is accused of using nearly $8,000 in fraudulent tax refunds for his own purposes.  He was indicted on 23 counts of making false claims for tax refunds, four counts of theft of government money, and four counts of aggravated identity theft on March 15, 2012.  He pleaded guilty and faces a maximum sentence of 10 year sin prison and a $250,000 fine for each count of theft of government money, a minimum of two years in prison for the identity theft charges, and a maximum of five years in prison with a $250,000 fine for each count of false claims.