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Woman uses TurboTax to falsely claim $2.1 million tax refund

An Oregon woman faces eight felony charges after filing a $3 million tax return and getting a $2.1 million tax refund.

Some of those charges include tax evasion, theft, computer crime and possession of methamphetamine.

Krystle Reyes, 25, allegedly used TurboTax to file the grossly exaggerated return. It was red-flagged, but the Oregon Revenue Department approved it anyway.

TurboTax then loaded the full amount onto a debit card for Reyes.

One of her purchases was a $2,000 Dodge Caravan. That’s called keeping it classy.

Reyes only got through $150,000 of her millions before using her brains and reporting the card as stolen.

Alas, the scam was stopped.

What’s more unbelievable: that Reyes thought she could get away with this magnitude of tax fraud, or that Oregon tax officials let this slip by?

Either way, both are our dumbasses of the day.


One comment on “Woman uses TurboTax to falsely claim $2.1 million tax refund

  1. star
    June 16, 2012

    She has to pays alot of money it will take at least 2 years.

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