Paul L. Caron

Saturday, December 18, 2010

IRS Agent Charged With Stealing $160k of Tax Refunds

IRS Logo NBC New York, IRS Agent Accused of Stealing Tax Refunds:

Fern Stephens, a revenue officer at the IRS, is being charged by the U.S. Attorney's office for stealing more than $160,000 in unclaimed tax funds from 12 taxpayers, according to federal court documents. If convicted of all counts of mail fraud, theft of gonvernment funds, and unlawful access of a government computer, Stephens faces a maximum sentence of 35 years in prison.

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I bet she still gets to keep her no-work government job. Any takers?

Posted by: MX | Dec 18, 2010 11:23:21 AM

He's just cutting out the middle man :) The gov't thinks it's their money anyway heh

Posted by: Lord Nazh | Dec 18, 2010 11:37:19 AM

Just wondering -- if it was refunds that were stolen, is it still theft of government funds? Or taxpayer funds? Or is the latter just normal business at the IRS?

Posted by: pipedreams | Dec 18, 2010 2:38:53 PM

No jail, slap on wrist. Laws are for the future concentration camp members.

I sound so bitter to myself. How about to you guys?

Posted by: Andrew | Dec 18, 2010 3:04:40 PM