|34 indicted in tax fraud scheme targeting MI vets, inmates|
|By woodtv.com- Evan Dean|
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) – Dozens of people are facing federal charges after allegedly stealing the personal information of Michigan veterans and inmates to bilk the Internal Revenue Service out of more than $22 million.
U.S. Attorney Pat Miles Jr. announced a federal grand jury indictment against 34 people Tuesday.
Miles said Derrick Gibson led the ring of thieves, which in part used stolen names and Social Security numbers to file false tax refunds at least 4,668 times.
“In terms of defendants, this is the largest tax fraud case we’ve had in this district in most people’s memory, maybe ever,” Miles told 24 Hour News 8 Tuesday.
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