Identity Thief Steals Lower Mac Woman's Tax Refund, Police Say

Unknown person filed a tax return in the resident's name and collected the money, troopers say.

The IRS would no doubt agree that it is rare to see enthusiasm in filing a tax return.

File early and the likely reason would be because a responsible citizen is expecting a refund, she needs her head examined or she's up to something.

The conclusion reached by a tax agent who dealt with the early filing by a Lower Macungie Township woman most likely was that she was anticipating a refund. After all, the math must have shown it.

Of course, there was that other possibility. No, no, not the one about needing her head examined. The one about someone being up to something.

As it turned out, a 55-year-old Mohr Circle resident was expecting a refund, according to state police at Fogelsville. But, someone else filed the taxes in her name and received the refunds instead of her.

Police did not provide the amount of the refund.

The act was classified as identity theft and took place on Aug. 30, police said.


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