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  • Wallace Couple Pleads Guilty in $12 Million IRS Fraud

    Wallace, N.C.. residents Walda Lorena Luna and her husband, Perfecto Ruano, pleaded guilty on June 20 in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, to charges associated with a tax fraud scheme in which they illegally obtained more than $12 million from the Internal Revenue Service. Carolina Journal first…

  • Federal Grand Jury Indicts Couple Featured In CJ Tax Fraud Story

    A federal grand jury today indicted Walda Luna and Perfecto Ruano of Wallace for conspiracy to commit mail fraud by filing fraudulent tax returns, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The couple was featured last month in Carolina Journal after the Raleigh office…

  • Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Widespread

    DURHAM — Stolen identity refund fraud occurs when criminals file fake tax returns in the name of a taxpayer, but do so before the real taxpayer gets around to it. Then, the IRS, in an effort to provide good service, sends a refund check to the criminal before it learns from…