New Jersey postal workers paid to intercept refund checks before being delivered

CAMDEN, NJ – 1/5/18 – Two sisters here used false identities to cash IRS refund checks worth more than $50,000, federal authorities allege.

Cassandra and Ramonita Flores, both of Camden, were part of a ring that prepared more than 3,300 bogus tax returns that yielded federal tax refunds averaging about $6,000 each, according to a criminal complaint against the women.

Authorities contend the Flores sisters were “runners” who cashed the checks from April to July 2014 as part of an elaborate criminal scheme.

According to the complaint, the phony 2013 tax returns were filed electronically with return addresses on postal routes in Pennsauken. Postal workers then were paid to intercept the refund checks before they were delivered. Read more at Courier Post Online

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