Thursday, December 5 2013 10:56 AM EST2013-12-05 15:56:15 GMT
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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Two Toledo tax service store managers have been indicted on federal fraud charges related to tax returns they prepared in 2011.
Adonay Mehreteab, 27, of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Miranda Parr, 32, of Heath, Ohio, are charged with conspiracy, wire fraud and making false, fictitious, or fraudulent claims to the Internal Revenue Service for tax year 2011. Parr also faces a charge of aggravated identity theft.
The Department of Justice says the two filed at least 114 false or fraudulent tax returns for 2011, resulting in a total return of $700,974 and a loss to the government of $265,510.
The DOJ says Mehreetab owned and operated two Instant Tax Service franchise offices in Toledo, one on Monroe Street and the other on Airport Highway. Mehreteab and Parr managed the offices, according to the indictment.
According to United States Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach, the stores offered loans of up to $1,000 near the end of 2011. In order to get the loan, customers would have to turn over their name, Social Security number, address, pay stub, names of dependants and their Social Security numbers. The indictment alleges Mehreetab and Parr prepared correct returns when the client was present but later added false items to the return, such as false wages or incorrect dependants, to increase the refund amount. They also added false credits and deductions without verification and, in some instances, without authorization, according to the indictment.
The DOJ also claims the businesses would charge exorbitant fees, typically $500 to $1,000 without informing client the fees would be deducted from his or her tax return.
"These defendants preyed upon clients who were in some cases desperate and in other cases not financially experienced," Dettelbach said. "We will continue to work with the IRS to prosecute those who would abuse tax laws."
Mugshots of wanted criminals listed as "Fugitive of the Week." Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a fugitive is encouraged to contact their local authorities. More >
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Thursday, December 5 2013 8:43 AM EST2013-12-05 13:43:23 GMT
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Thursday, December 5 2013 6:53 PM EST2013-12-05 23:53:09 GMT
Many tuned in to watch the intense chase of a stolen FedEx truck. Now a man suspected of being behind the wheel has been charged. Relatives of 19-year-old Caleb Michael Ownby said he's never done anythingMore >
Many tuned in to watch the intense chase of a stolen FedEx truck. Now a man suspected of being behind the wheel has been charged.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 8:37 PM EST2013-12-06 01:37:45 GMT
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A Kansas City car dealer is challenging the federal requirement that he provide his employees with health care coverage that includes contraception. He argues it violates his religious beliefs.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 8:58 PM EST2013-12-06 01:58:45 GMT
Months after a teenage girl was killed in a crash in a stolen car and abandoned by those with her, prosecutors filed new charges against the teen accused of driving the car. At the time of the crash,More >
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Thursday, December 5 2013 9:55 AM EST2013-12-05 14:55:20 GMT
The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office considers the death of a man after a struggle in an Arrowhead Stadium parking lot a homicide.The Kansas City Police Department said the medical examiner hasMore >
The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office considers the death of a man after a struggle in an Arrowhead Stadium parking lot a homicide. Court documents released late Wednesday afternoon say that the victim was repeatedly punched in the face after he was found in the wrong vehicle.More >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 8:12 PM EST2013-12-05 01:12:59 GMT
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A pedestrian crossing Interstate 35 in the Northland was killed after striking the front windshield of a Kansas City Area Transportation Authority bus. It was first day on the job for the driver, who graduated first in her class. More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 7:28 PM EST2013-12-06 00:28:35 GMT
Officials were involved in their fourth chase Thursday evening in less than a week. Maj. Dan Nicodemus with the Leavenworth Police Department said police began pursuing a 25-year-old man who LeavenworthMore >
Officials were involved in their fourth chase Thursday evening in less than a week.More >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 2:11 PM EST2013-12-04 19:11:21 GMT
A homicide occurred on Sunday at Arrowhead where the Kansas City Chiefs and Broncos played each other.More >
The man who died following a struggle at Arrowhead Stadium during the Chiefs game is the son of an area police sergeant. Three who were taken into custody and questioned as part of the death investigation were released Monday. More >