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    Michael Bennet Arrested

    Our former 1st round RB, last playing in the NFL in 2010, just got arrested for identity fraud and some tax evasion stuff. WTF....anyone else hear about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webby View Post
    Our former 1st round RB, last playing in the NFL in 2010, just got arrested for identity fraud and some tax evasion stuff. WTF....anyone else hear about this?
    Yes I did. Heard it on ESPN yesterday....

    Ex-Vikings running back Bennett jailed in ID theft case

    Ex-Vikings running back Bennett jailed in ID theft case | StarTribune.com

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    During the string Bennett tried to make a run for it but missed the door and ran into the wall.

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    The U.S. attorney's office in Miami alleged that each defendant was involved in dozens of fraudulently obtained tax refund checks worth hundreds of thousands of dollars
    Biggest scam going. IRS estimates over 2billion in false refund checks have been sent in recent years. They steal a social security number from someone not likely to file a tax return, they then file a return online with free software, they make up the numbers for the W-2 showing a large amount withheld in federal income tax. The refunds are direct deposited onto prepaid debit cards. The IRS doesn't verify the W-2 information until after they deposit the refund checks. By the time the IRS realizes what has happened the money has been withdrawn and there is no trail to the fraudster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcdon00 View Post
    Biggest scam going. IRS estimates over 2billion in false refund checks have been sent in recent years. They steal a social security number from someone not likely to file a tax return, they then file a return online with free software, they make up the numbers for the W-2 showing a large amount withheld in federal income tax. The refunds are direct deposited onto prepaid debit cards. The IRS doesn't verify the W-2 information until after they deposit the refund checks. By the time the IRS realizes what has happened the money has been withdrawn and there is no trail to the fraudster.
    That's nuts. Why on earth don't they verify W2 information before they issue checks??
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    Quote Originally Posted by NodakPaul View Post
    That's nuts. Why on earth don't they verify W2 information before they issue checks??
    That's a good question that I have no answer for. It's been going on for a few years now, and growing every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikinggreg View Post
    During the string Bennett tried to make a run for it but missed the door and ran into the wall.
    I was going to say he made a move for the door and pulled a hammie

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