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    24 IRS workers in TN accused of theft

    First it was the families of dead people and state employees. Now, authorities say Internal Revenue Service employees in Tennessee were stealing unemployment and other benefits while fully employed.

    On Thursday, 13 of those employees were indicted on federal charges that they lied to get unemployment, food stamps, welfare and housing vouchers. An additional 11 have been indicted on state charges of theft greater than $1,000.

    In all, authorities say the workers improperly received more than $250,000 in government benefits. >>>

    The indictments come just weeks after a state audit found more than $73 million in overpayments were made by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development over the past several years. That audit turned up 24 active state employees who received more than $126,000 in unemployment benefits and seven dead people who were paid out $12,387. The state said the majority of those cases involved fraud. >>>

    “Both current and former employees, they were just bilking money from the government, from the state and the federal government — housing, unemployment, food stamps, welfare, all of that,” she said. “You would expect better from an IRS agent. We all expect better from all of our government employees.”

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    My, oh my.
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    They are typical Obama supporters.

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    The 11 charged in state court are identified as: Raya Banks, 47; Clara Cannon, 61; Alma Childers, 64; Cathryn Fair, 50; Robert Graves, 60; Mechell Hampton, 35; Nicole Nickson, 39; Diane Malone, 56; Myra Thompson, 32; Katina Thurman, 39, and Pamela Williams, 47, all of Memphis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    The 11 charged in state court are identified as: Raya Banks, 47; Clara Cannon, 61; Alma Childers, 64; Cathryn Fair, 50; Robert Graves, 60; Mechell Hampton, 35; Nicole Nickson, 39; Diane Malone, 56; Myra Thompson, 32; Katina Thurman, 39, and Pamela Williams, 47, all of Memphis.
    I want mug shots, dammit! I have to pay frigging taxes on the pittance I make, and these folks who are responsible for taking my hard earned money are actually criminals?

    I want mug shots. I want the perp walk. Tar and feathers!
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    "The state said the majority of those cases involved fraud."

    they are DEAD! Of course it's fraud. And they call them journalists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    I want mug shots, dammit! I have to pay frigging taxes on the pittance I make, and these folks who are responsible for taking my hard earned money are actually criminals?

    I want mug shots. I want the perp walk. Tar and feathers!
    I wonder which one of them is next in line for Geithner's job? After all, if tax evasion doesn't disqualify someone to be Secretary of the Treasury (or a congressman like Charlie Rangel), then theft of tax money must be an even better qualifier for government service.

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    "The state said the majority of those cases involved fraud."

    they are DEAD! Of course it's fraud. And they call them journalists.
    Well, to be fair, the majority of what passes for journalism is also fraud.
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    IMPO the whole IRS is guilty of theft - but the gubmint made them do it.
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