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Deputies: Lutz Man Stole $8k in Tax Return Money

He now faces charges of identity theft, fraud and grand theft.

An 18-year-old Lutz man has been jailed on a number of charges connected to a September identity theft and fraud case.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the incident took place on Sept. 10 at 1:41 a.m.

Deputies say that’s when Quentin Cornelius Edward Moore of 15127 Deer Meadow Drive, entered the 2701 E. Fletcher Ave. Walmart and purchased $1,509.24 in Moneypak Cards. He then “willfully and without authorization fraudulently used the victim's personal identification to open a VISA Account Now Debit Card,” a sheriff’s office media release said. “The card was funded with Department of Treasury Tax Refund money totaling approximately $8,901.00.”

Moore was arrested today, Oct. 25, and was transported to the Hillsborough County Jail. He was charged with criminal use of personal identification, fraudulent use of a credit card and grant theft.

Kevin Johansen October 25, 2012 at 08:18 PM
The IRS said they will vigorously pursue identity thieves who commit tax return fraud. That's great and all, but what about preventing fraud BEFORE it happens? Until tax return fraud can be prevented, billions more will be lost at the expense of innocent taxpayers. Financial ICONN is the most effective way to prevent fraud. If the IRS would activate the ICONN of anyone filing taxes, the IRS would know without a doubt that the right person is receiving the return. With ICONN, criminals have no way to impersonate someone else.

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