Friday, June 6, 2008

Employee and Boyfriend Charged in Another Refund Scam

IRS Fraud

A D.C. government employee and her boyfriend were charged yesterday with netting more than $180,000 in another alleged tax scam against the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue.

Tax office employee Jacqueline C. Wright, 40, and her boyfriend, Michael Clark, 31, were charged with mail fraud in a scheme that prosecutors said began in late 2006. Wright manipulated a government computer system to engineer phony refunds that went to Clark, and the two then shared the proceeds, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors wrote in the charging documents that Wright and Clark used much of the money -- just over $100,000 -- on home improvement projects.
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Stephen Martinez

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