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Long Island ‘accountants’ caught filing fraudulant returns

Posted: 8:55 PM, Apr 11, 2013
Updated: 2013-04-11 20:55:05-04

Seven people on long island have been busted in connection with a tax refund and identity theft ring.

Police say the ring filed more than 30 fake tax returns for 2011, instead of 2012.

They collected more than $60,000 in state and federal refund money.

The Nassau DA’s office says many of the tax filers were willing participants.

But stolen identities were also used.