Manuel Rodriquez of New Brunswick was arrested and sentenced to four years in prison for tax refund fraud. According to a press release from the office of U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, dozens of people in New York and New Jersey participated in the scheme.
Personal information from Puerto Rican citizens was obtained and used to create some 8,000 fake 1040 income tax returns that were electronically filed and due refunds. Authorities were able to identify some addresses that were receiving these fraudulent refund checks and intercept them before delivery, recovering more than $22 million.
New Brunswick Man Sentenced in Tax Fraud Scheme, from NewBrunswickpatch.com