In contrast to last week’s Fraud Friday post, another prisoner requested to serve out the remainder of his sentence at home due to a serious heart condition and increased susceptibility to COVID-19 in prison. However, this taxpayer was denied. His health was already considered when he was sentenced to a federal medical facility rather than a general population facility. The taxpayer is serving 18 months for bank theft from a $3 million loan he obtained by lying on the application and then spending the funds on hockey tickets, jewelry, and college tuition. (U.S. v. Korn (April 9, 2020) U.S. Dist. Ct., WD NY, Case No. 15-CR-81S; 11-CR-384S)
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