Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall

Sometimes, when people occupy high positions within a corporation, the power and the prestige of it all goes to their head. And they carry out illegal schemes that result in tax fraud convictions. That’s what happened to Taressa Hightower, 60, of Grayson, Ga., who...

Fraud Buffet

If you try to look up the online menu for the New China Buffet & Grill (NCBG) in Clarksville, Tenn., you’ll find that the restaurant is permanently closed. However, its “out of business” status is not due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but because of...

A Fraudster by Any Other Name

The scary thing about fraudsters is that they are often the people you’d be least likely to expect, like your boss or the girl next door. This is the case for one fraudster from Michigan, who was able to live a lie for years...

A Family Fraud

Every business owner and individual dreads April 15 and the tax season. (Let’s be honest. Everyone dreads taxes no matter what season it is.) That is why some people turn to tax preparers who are usually trusted to file tax returns on the behalf...

High Times

It is legal to plant, grow, cultivate, harvest, and prepare marijuana plants to be sold to consumers in California as long as you have a permit. What is not legal is defrauding the government by avoiding taxes and conducting business in an irresponsible manner. Monica...

Not Dad of the Year

Parenthood is often described as a transcendent experience that makes parents want to set the best example for their children. While this may typically be the case, one Missouri man used his children to carry out a multi-million dollar tax fraud scheme. Michael Kheop of...

What A Toothache

There are several skillsets you should possess to successfully be an office manager. Deceiving those around you and being able to discreetly embezzle money do not meet the criteria. (Try putting that under the ‘qualifications’ section of your resume. I doubt you’d get many...

Repeat Offenders

It is interesting to examine the rate of recidivism, or the tendency for a convicted criminal to become a repeat offender. According to a special report by the U.S. Department of Justice, 68% of released prisoners were arrested within three years, 79% within six...

Please Don’t Be My Neighbor!

A California woman who orchestrated a multi-year identity theft and tax refund fraud scheme was apparently planning to bring her operation even closer to home by stealing her neighbor’s mail. An investigation of Parnian Djafarzadeh by the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Postal Service...

Unpaid Taxes Sends CEO to Prison

The saying, “Nothing is certain except for death and taxes,” is an undisputed truth recognized by nearly everyone. If you owe money to the IRS, they may work with you on late filing or to create a payment schedule, but make no mistake, they...
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