The IRS issued more than $1 million in refunds.
A California man pleaded guilty to filing a false claim with the Internal Revenue Service.
Marcus Wilson, 32, formerly of San Pablo, California, admitted that during 2011 and 2012, he filed numerous false tax returns on behalf of others.
Wilson admitted he told people that they may qualify for “Obama Stimulus” or “Renter’s Rebates” if they had not filed any tax return in a given year.
The individuals provided Wilson with information sufficient for him to file a tax return on their behalf. Wilson then falsified information regarding the individuals’ wage and business income so he could obtain refunds from the IRS.
In all, Wilson caused the IRS to issue more than $1 million worth of refunds to numerous individuals.
He faces up to five years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.
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