Tax Rebates & Refunds

Denver man pleads guilty to tax rebate fraud

January 16, 2013
Posted in Fraud, Tax Rebates — Written by Jennifer

A man from Denver in the U.S. who was accused of tax rebate fraud worth around $1.8 million has admitted both charges made against him.

Thomas William Quintin, a 65-year-old man from Denver in the U.S. State of Colorado, was accused of using false information to claim tax rebates for himself. He reportedly used the personal information of deceased persons in order to file false tax refund claims with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. equivalent of the UK’s HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

In total, Mr Quintin is believed to have claimed around $1.8 million using his fraudulent system, thereby defrauding the IRS and the taxpayer. A plea agreement has also stated that the defendant had a co-conspirator with whom he ran two firms, Total Tax Services and Total Tax and Accounting, in 2009 in order to commit the offences.

According to federal prosecutors, Mr Quintin pleaded guilty to the charges made against him. These charges consisted of one count of misuse of a Social Security number and one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States with respect to claims.

Mr Quintin is expected to be sentenced for his crimes in early April at a court in Denver.

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