5 Panhandle Residents Indicted In Tax Scheme

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Five Panhandle residents have been indicted in a federal tax scheme.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office of North Florida reported Monday that the group used the names and social security numbers of Florida Department of Corrections inmates to file fraudulent tax returns.

Prosecutors said the group filed more than 200 false returns and claimed more than $950,000 in fraudulent income tax returns.

A trial is scheduled in Federal District Court in March.

Source: Associated Press