An Oregon woman is on the hook for what could be one of the largest cases of tax fraud in the state's history, reports Oregon Live's Harry Esteve.
Krystle Marie Reyes, of Salem, Ore. allegedly weaseled more than $2 million from the state by filing a false return using automated TurboTax software, according to a police affadavit.
Reyes, 25, reported $3 million in wages and claimed $2.1 million in refunds, which worked its way through TurboTax's system and was approved by the state. Soon enough, a Visa debit card loaded with the refund was in her hands.
What's bizarre about the situation is how Reyes was caught. She reported another debit card as lost or stolen to the issuer, which apparently saw enough red flags to get the state's revenue service on the case. The affidavit doesn't say how much cash was loaded on the second card or whether it was obtained through a fraudulent tax return as well.