Alexandria Smith's face lights up with joyful relief as she phones the man who helped her finally get back an IRS tax refund after a three-year wait. But the Palm Beach County cook and cashier, victim of an ID thief who filed a bogus return under her name, is still waiting on two more years of refunds held up by the federal tax agency.
Alexandria Smith's face lights up with joyful relief as she phones the man who helped her finally get back an IRS tax refund after a three-year wait. But the Palm Beach County cook and cashier, victim of an ID thief who filed a bogus return under her name, is still waiting on two more years of refunds held up by the federal tax agency. MARSHA HALPER MIAMI HERALD STAFF
Alexandria Smith's face lights up with joyful relief as she phones the man who helped her finally get back an IRS tax refund after a three-year wait. But the Palm Beach County cook and cashier, victim of an ID thief who filed a bogus return under her name, is still waiting on two more years of refunds held up by the federal tax agency. MARSHA HALPER MIAMI HERALD STAFF

Ripping off your refunds: South Florida’s booming tax fraud racket

February 21, 2015 10:58 PM