Krystle Marie Reyes arrested for filing a bogus $3 million tax return.
Krystle Marie Reyes, from Oregon, received a $2.1 million tax refund after filing a bogus tax return the the Internal Revenue Service.
Last week, the 25-year-old Salem resident was placed in jail for filing a false tax return with her income at $3 million according to a record collected by Oregonian.
Reportedly, she received a $2.1 million prepaid debit card from the IRS and went on a $200,000 spending spree. According to reports, Reyes purchases included a 1999 Dodge Caravan and tires, among other items. She chose to lie about her income, and employer instead of taking someone’s identity, which is a more common way that tax deceivers are receiving refunds.
After claiming that her debit card went missing, Reyes got busted in her scam by the state of Oregon. According to Derrick Gasperini, a communications director, “human error” was the cause of the refund being dispersed:
“Our processing system did flag (Reyes’ tax return) for manual review. We manually reviewed it and our internal controls failed. Someone did approve a $2.1 million refund.”
Intuit, TurboTax’s parent company, has already returned $1.9 million to the state. According to police reports, on June 6, Krystle is being charged with fraud, computer crime, and aggravated theft.