tax fraud

GUILTY! Fired United Way chief admits fraud

GUILTY!  Fired United Way chief admits fraud

Guy Thompson’s long career of leadership in community sharing turned to shame on Thursday when he pleaded guilty to 23 counts of embezzling money from Santa Rosa’s now-defunct United Way chapter and evading taxes on his illegal income. In the wake of a joint probe by the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service that began […]

No slowdown in sight for scams targeting seniors

No slowdown in sight for scams targeting seniors

Look at the scam tracker map that is part of the AARP Fraud Watch Network and it’s spilling over with red triangles. More than 2,000 active fraud reports are marked on a counter. Despite the awareness that is out there about scams, despite the warnings, it hasn’t slowed down the momentum of scam artists nor […]

Stronger IRS security to delay millions of tax returns

Stronger IRS security to delay millions of tax returns

New Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations could delay tax returns to millions of middle- and low-income tax payers until at least mid-February regardless of early filing. Last year, Congress passed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act. The law which went into effect Jan. 1 requires any tax return filed claiming Earned Income Tax Credit […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 22

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 22

2 OF 3 TEENS PLEAD GUILTY IN DRUG-RELATED CROWBAR ATTACK The 19-year-old women pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated battery. A Brevard County circuit judge explained that the teens could each face up to 15 years in prison. Prosecutors asked that sentencing be delayed until after the case against their co-defendant, an 18-year-old man, was finished. […]