Prosecuting ID Theft and Tax Refund Fraud Proves Difficult

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The FL State Attorney's office says it takes more than just catching someone with stolen information to charge them with identity theft, you need to prove they are using it or intending to use it. Law enforcement officials are frustrated because nearly every day they find suspects carrying ledgers full of hundreds of people's personal information, including Social Security numbers and dates of birth, as well as preloaded debit cards in someone else's name. Even though they have strong reason to believe the suspects are using the information to file fraudulent returns, they have to let them go free.



To find additional info read a few earlier blogs on tax refund fraud and identity theft

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