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Bronx Cops Nab Four in $2M Tax Ripoff

September 12, 2008  | 

A Bronx-based theft ring swindled the IRS for about $2 million by submitting fake tax returns based on stolen identities, police said.

The gang stole personal information from more than 4,000 people across the country, including Social Security numbers and dates of birth, said Det. Hector Rodriguez of the NYPD identify theft squad.

Gang members then used that information to fill out bogus tax returns with inflated salary information to get large refunds, police said.

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