U.S. Attorney http://wvxu.org en ID theft scheme stole information from thousands to obtain tax returns http://wvxu.org/post/id-theft-scheme-stole-information-thousands-obtain-tax-returns <p>A federal grand jury has indicted seven people for identity theft.&nbsp; U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart says six of them are citizens of Zimbabwe who lived in the Cincinnati area at one time. He says they used the stolen identities to obtain millions in fraudulent income tax returns:</p><p>"The scheme was so efficient and well planned that they often had the refunds in hand before the actual taxpayers even filed their legitimate tax returns."</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:32:57 +0000 Mark Heyne 3722 at http://wvxu.org