New Arrest in Tax Refund Scam
A former assistant branch manager at a Baltimore bank has been arrested for allegedly helping D.C. city workers steal millions of dollars by issuing phony property tax refund checks.
Prosecutors accuse Walter Jones of being the linchpin in a scheme allegedly operated by former D.C. tax manager Harriette Walters. Jones allegedly helped Walters' niece move money through his Bank of America branch. Seven people have now been arrested in the case. The Post's reporters have determined that the D.C. government issued more than $44 million in questionable property tax refunds in the past nine years -- more than double the amount that prosecutors have declared to be missing so far.
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