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Chicago Police Department - Headquarters
Thursday February 18th, 2010 :: 05:46 p.m. CST


Business Alert - Fraudulent 2009 W-2 Income Tax Forms

This alert gives notice to members of the business community who provide income tax preparation services.

Detectives are warning of suspects who are submitting fraudulent W-2 and other related Income Tax Forms for the purpose(s) of receiving excessive reimbursement
payments by means of Rapid Refund.

Suspects place false information on W-2 documents that include excessive amounts of reported Income and Federal withholding tax amounts valued at 25% of the reported income. In some instances, the employee identification number is flagged by the IRS or is invalid. These suspects tend to enter the tax service offices near closing time and request a Rapid Refund. Losses tend to range
from $1,500 to $5,000.

If you have any information contact Area One Detective Division Property Crimes Unit (312) 747-8382

Chicago Police Department - Headquarters
3510 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 312-744-4000

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