Sunday, March 9 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-03-10 02:54:31 GMT
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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Two Toledo tax service store managers have been indicted on federal fraud charges related to tax returns they prepared in 2011.
Adonay Mehreteab, 27, of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Miranda Parr, 32, of Heath, Ohio, are charged with conspiracy, wire fraud and making false, fictitious, or fraudulent claims to the Internal Revenue Service for tax year 2011. Parr also faces a charge of aggravated identity theft.
The Department of Justice says the two filed at least 114 false or fraudulent tax returns for 2011, resulting in a total return of $700,974 and a loss to the government of $265,510.
The DOJ says Mehreetab owned and operated two Instant Tax Service franchise offices in Toledo, one on Monroe Street and the other on Airport Highway. Mehreteab and Parr managed the offices, according to the indictment.
According to United States Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach, the stores offered loans of up to $1,000 near the end of 2011. In order to get the loan, customers would have to turn over their name, Social Security number, address, pay stub, names of dependants and their Social Security numbers. The indictment alleges Mehreetab and Parr prepared correct returns when the client was present but later added false items to the return, such as false wages or incorrect dependants, to increase the refund amount. They also added false credits and deductions without verification and, in some instances, without authorization, according to the indictment.
The DOJ also claims the businesses would charge exorbitant fees, typically $500 to $1,000 without informing client the fees would be deducted from his or her tax return.
"These defendants preyed upon clients who were in some cases desperate and in other cases not financially experienced," Dettelbach said. "We will continue to work with the IRS to prosecute those who would abuse tax laws."
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Monday, March 10 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-03-10 21:06:05 GMT
FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) – A proposed law in Frankfort would exempt Kentucky from changing its clocks forward from March through November. House Bill 431, filed by Kevin Sinnette of Ashland, is in frontMore >>
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Sunday, March 9 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-03-09 22:54:12 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A fire destroyed one building at a quarry in Oldham County Sunday morning. Crews were called to Liter's Quarry on Haunz Lane off Ballardsville Road on the Jefferson County/OldhamMore >>
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Friday, March 7 2014 6:58 PM EST2014-03-07 23:58:03 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Big changes are coming to the Clark Memorial Bridge that will impact all drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. Starting March 10, as part of the Ohio River Bridges Project thereMore >>
Big changes are coming to the Clark Memorial Bridge that will impact all drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. Starting March 10 there will be lane restrictions which would have meant no pedestrian traffic on the bridge. After some complaints from the community, the lane restrictions have been tweaked.More >>
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