(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) — Two IRS employees are being sent to prison for defrauding taxpayers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to Treasury Department inspector general reports released Wednesday.
The office said IRS employee Nakisha Hall used her position to access the personal information of hundreds of taxpayers between 2008 and 2011, creating fraudulent returns on her own computer and receiving more than $550,000 in tax refunds she requested be sent in the form of debit cards.
After Hall came up with the idea for the scheme, she asked four people to help her hide where the money was going by having the tax refund debit cards sent to a number of "drop addresses." They used the taxpayers' money to buy goods and services for themselves or turn the refunds into cash by using ATMs.
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