Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Need a Refund? Go to Prison!

News Item: 2009, prisoners filed 44,944 false tax returns, attempting to claim $295.1 million in refunds. The report says IRS officials caught the fraud in many cases and stopped $256 million of that from being refunded -- but the IRS did mistakenly pay $39.1 million in refunds to prisoners filing fraudulent returns. The report also notes that there is some evidence that fraud is even more widespread than these figures suggest.

It was later discovered that the "prisoners" were 84-year-old nuns--wannabee airline passengers-- who were captured by TSA agents after having attempted to sneak a rosary through an airport.

HT: Examiner

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