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New Arrest in Tax Refund Scam

POSTED: 05:57 PM ET, 12/ 3/2007 by The Editors
TAGS: fraud

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.

By The Editors |  December 3, 2007; 5:57 PM ET D.C. Region
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I want to know WHO SIGNED THOSE LARGE CHECKS without checking is validity!

Posted by: kataluchi | December 9, 2007 11:59 AM

'Corporate Greed', Move Over.

Posted by: Margaret Stokely | January 12, 2008 5:03 AM

Greed is the worst of the seven deadly sins. That's what happened here X2.

Posted by: Leroy | January 16, 2008 8:39 AM

I know of several people that actually profited from Harriett Walters tax fraud abuse. They even went as far as calling her sugarmama.com because of the thousands of dollars in checks that she was writing at any given time, not to mention the jewelry she was passing out. I knew something wasn't right about the situation when I first met Walters, and even expressed my concerns to this particular person that was accepting these checks and jewelry from Walters. I am glad this situation has come to light, and hopefully be a lesson to all that may think that the government is asleep.

Posted by: unknown | January 16, 2008 2:26 PM

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