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D.C. Tax Scam Grows

POSTED: 09:47 AM ET, 02/20/2008 by The Editors

Harriette Walters is accused
of masterminding the alleged
scam. (Credit: D.C. Government)

When Harriette Walters, former manager of the D.C. tax office was arrested in November, prosecutors told a judge she had helped steal $20 million in fraudulent refund checks since 2004. In December, an analysis by The Washington Post found that $44.3 million in suspicious property tax refund checks had been issued by the office from 1999 to 2007.

Now, sources say the total is nearing $50 million and the thefts go back nearly 20 years. The Post's Carol Leonnig reports that two sources said Walters gave lavish gifts, including $35,000 to a co-worker who wanted to remodel her house and $25,000 in cash and gifts to an assistant.

By The Editors |  February 20, 2008; 9:47 AM ET D.C. Region
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