ALMOST GOT AWAY WITH IT: WOMAN ARRESTED FOR $2 MILLION TAX SCHEME

#insane - The state of Oregon calls this one of the biggest cases of tax fraud ever. 25-year-old Krystle Marie Reyes of Salem, Oregon used TurboTax to file her taxes for 2011. She reported a $3 million income with the service, and managed to get away with receiving a return of $2.1 million from the state.

The Daily Mail reported that Reyes was issued a Visa debit card with the entire amount on it and was able to spend $200,000 of the money, even buying a car.

It was only when Reyes lost her debit card and reported it stolen when she was caught by the Oregon Revenue Department.

What's funny is that the state of Oregon earlier this year - in the name of saving money - kicked a software program designed to catch fraudulent tax claims. It would've paid off in this situation.

Krystle Marie Reyes is one of the many people in our country who take advantage of the government. Money makes people do desperate things and I'm not ashamed to say that I'm glad she got caught. Especially since something like this or a bag of money falling out of the back of an armored car would never happen to me. hmph...

Reyes is being charged with aggravated theft and internet crime, and is supposed to be back in court in July.

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