Sunday, April 10, 2011
KPHO, Jailed Rapist Gets $119K From Fake Tax Returns
An Arizona man in jail for rape pulled a fast one on the IRS to the tune of $119,000 dollars. Troy Fears filed more than 117 fake tax returns from prison in Arizona and Maine from 2005 to 2009. ... A judge tacked another 4-years on to the convicted rapist's life sentence today.
It wasn't auditors who caught him. A prison guard intercepted some of his mail and called the feds. The key to the operation was direct deposits, which the IRS routes without making sure the name on the account matches the return, according to court papers.