A Greenbelt woman has been charged in a conspiracy that produced more than $4 million in fraudulent tax refunds.
Kimberle Y. Davis, 44, was a full time employee at the Office of Tax and Revenue in DC, while also maintaining a part-time second job in the evenings at a tax preparation company called 2FT Fast Facts Tax Service, according to The Washington City Paper.
The U.S. Attorney’s office said Davis allegedly helped file fraudulent tax returns that resulted in more than $300,000 in fraudulent local tax refunds from the District. Davis also helped file false federal tax returns that amounted to almost $4 million in fraudulent refunds from the IRS, The Washington City Paper.
She is being charged in aiding and abetting and first-degree theft, according to The Washington Post.
Davis used her full time position at OTR to access “DC OTR computer records concerning the audit status” of 2FT clients, according to the Washington Post. The Feds alleged that Davis worked for a woman identified only as “S.D.” who ran the 2FT service in the district, according to The Washington Post.
Feds say her alleged illegal activity lasted from 2009 to 2011, according to the Washington City Paper. Davis, who began working for the city in 2002, was still making $52,000 a year at OTR as of April of this year, according to the Washington City Paper.
Last year, another 2FT tax preparer faced similar federal charges for filing more than 3,000 fraudulent income tax returns from 2006 through 2011, which produced more than $14 million in refunds, according to The Washington Post.