Fraud Friday: A mother–daughter duo are facing 15 years in prison - Spidell

Fraud Friday: A mother–daughter duo are facing 15 years in prison


A mother–daughter duo are facing 15 years in prison each for using stolen Social Security numbers to file 84 returns that netted them just under $450,000 in fraudulent refunds. The daughter tried to argue that she couldn’t have been involved because she was only 20 years old at the time of the fraud, but there was ample evidence that she had not only recruited others into the scheme, she had also acted as the leader and organizer of the operation. (U.S. v. Nunez (December 4, 2019) U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Case Nos. 2-16-cr-00148-002 and 001)

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