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Choose easy! The woman who used TurboTax to falsely claim a $2.1MILLION tax refund and went on a...
Daily Mail UK ^ | 06/10/12 | Paul Thompson

Posted on 06/11/2012 8:09:04 AM PDT by DFG

A woman who was given a $2.1million tax refund after filing a false claim went on a massive spending spree until she was caught.

Krystle Marie Reyes was only caught after she reported the Visa card containing the seven figure sum had been lost.

By that time she had already spent more than $150,000, including buying a car and other household items.

The 25-year-old from Salem, Oregon, had used Turbo Tax to file her income tax return for 2011.

She claimed earnings of $3million but used the tax calculator programme to claim a refund of $2.1million, Oregon Live reported.

Due to the size of the refund, her electronic claims was examined by several people within the Oregon Revenue Department.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: crime; ord; oregon; reyes; turbotax
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She's very guilty!

1 posted on 06/11/2012 8:09:13 AM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG

She’s obviously qualified to be Secretary of the Treasury.


2 posted on 06/11/2012 8:12:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DFG
Should qualify her as Treasury Secretary.
3 posted on 06/11/2012 8:12:54 AM PDT by yobid (Si vis pacem, para bellum, If you wish for peace, prepare for war)
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To: DFG

hmmmm....wonder if she was “supposed” to turn that card over to a certain Presidential campaign....

funny how this appears in an overseas paper.....


4 posted on 06/11/2012 8:13:00 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: DFG

She can always call Tim Geithner as a witness in her trial…


5 posted on 06/11/2012 8:13:17 AM PDT by mikrofon (Timbo Tax)
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To: DFG
$2.1 million and she buys:

Reyes, according to an arrest affidavit, paid $2,000 in cash for a 1999 Dodge Caravan and used the card to buy $800 worth of tires and wheels.

7 posted on 06/11/2012 8:14:21 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: DFG

I never really understood the IRS practice of issuing a refund first and examining the return after.


8 posted on 06/11/2012 8:15:18 AM PDT by kempster
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To: DFG
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9 posted on 06/11/2012 8:17:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: DFG

Oh, she’s guilty! Guilty!


10 posted on 06/11/2012 8:18:08 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: kempster

Because the economy can be stimulated then, and the money gotten back after the fact... It’s how the world works, don’tcha know?


11 posted on 06/11/2012 8:19:02 AM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: cripplecreek

She has dead eyes.


12 posted on 06/11/2012 8:19:45 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: DFG

The Daily Mail...covering the US news the US media ‘overlooks’...


13 posted on 06/11/2012 8:19:45 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: DFG

Sounds like a state refund. I am sure the left coast papers will be all over this.


14 posted on 06/11/2012 8:20:34 AM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: thackney

Wait wait wait...

$2000 cash for a MINIVAN? Then $800 for tires and “feet.”

She’s got $2.1 million, and buys a used minivan.

Wow... I’m... I mean, was she trying to be “discreet” with her money?


15 posted on 06/11/2012 8:20:34 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: cripplecreek

16 posted on 06/11/2012 8:21:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DFG

She uses TurboTax to file. Oregon uses an abacus to check the return and issues the refund.


17 posted on 06/11/2012 8:21:50 AM PDT by nhoward14
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To: DFG
You could do the same thing with the form you get from the IRS.

It's amazing that the IRS didn't have a flag for refunds over a million dollars. I doubt that very many legitimate million dollar refunds go out. Anybody with that much money would be very unlikely to overpay.

18 posted on 06/11/2012 8:22:03 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: thackney
paid $2,000 in cash for a 1999 Dodge Caravan and used the card to buy $800 worth of tires and wheels.
We have a theme park nearby that rents trailers by the weekend or the week. It attracts TPWT.
My BIL defines these people as the kind that would win Lotto and BUY a trailer at the park.
LOL ... once a loser, always a loser.
19 posted on 06/11/2012 8:22:09 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Besides why would you give the government in essence an interest-free loan of a million dollars?


20 posted on 06/11/2012 8:22:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DFG

I shudder to think of the rampant fraud going on with this current tax system.

There’s got to be a better way. Our representatives in government - at virtually every level - continue to fail us at essentially every turn.


21 posted on 06/11/2012 8:24:04 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
It's amazing that the IRS didn't have a flag for refunds over a million dollars.
It was the Oregon Revenue Department, not IRS ... but your question is still valid.
In fact, any return requesting a refund over $50K ought to be thoroughly audited.
22 posted on 06/11/2012 8:27:09 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: DFG

For $2.1 Million, I could have disapeared entirely. New identity, out of the country, laundered the money and been off the grid and LONG gone.


23 posted on 06/11/2012 8:27:27 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: dfwgator
My point, exactly.

Somebody with that much money has accountants taking care of these things.

24 posted on 06/11/2012 8:27:32 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: rarestia
She’s got $2.1 million, and buys a used minivan.

I tried to put a new car on a credit card and the dealer refused. He took my check instead. The amount was around $20,000 after trade in.

I wanted the points but he didn't want to pay the Visa charge he would incur. I believe it might be difficult to find anyone who would let you charge that kind of money.

The woman made a cash advance on her visa to get the used one, I don't know if she could have gotten a large enough cash advance to get a new one.

The beauty of her scheme is that she may serve two years for the crime and she will be ordered to repay the $150,000 but good luck to anyone trying to collect it. No way she would have ever earned that much money in two years. She had a fun time while it lasted, now it's time to pay the piper.

25 posted on 06/11/2012 8:30:40 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Obama versus Romney? Cyanide versus arsenic.)
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To: DFG

She should have immediately hopped on a plane and headed for a non extradition treaty destination....


26 posted on 06/11/2012 8:31:48 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: oh8eleven
Reyes, according to an arrest affidavit, paid $2,000 in cash for a 1999 Dodge Caravan and used the card to buy $800 worth of tires and wheels.

If I were going to steal a couple of million bucks, I think I'd look more to Jon Corzine's or the Kardashians spending habits for inspiration than to my neighbors at the trailer park who have jobs. Then again, I'd never want to steal a couple of million bucks.

27 posted on 06/11/2012 8:33:48 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: cripplecreek

What a lovely lady....

:-/


28 posted on 06/11/2012 8:35:52 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: rarestia

Maybe she watched Goodfellas.


29 posted on 06/11/2012 8:36:30 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: trisham

She sure does. They’re creepy.


30 posted on 06/11/2012 8:36:56 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: dfwgator

I’ve seen images of murderers with the same type of eyes.

Cold and empty.


31 posted on 06/11/2012 8:39:42 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: DFG

I’ve been living and filing in the wrong state.

I bet she is one of the 99%.


32 posted on 06/11/2012 8:40:18 AM PDT by THE_RAIDER
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To: DFG

After all these stories about fraud with taxes (especially the illegals and non-existent children) I am starting to think of myself as a fool for being so honest about taxes.

If it’s so easy and nobody ever seems to get caught, and if cheating on taxes qualifies you to serve in federal government at the highest levels, WTF am I doing?

-Frustrated in America


33 posted on 06/11/2012 8:40:18 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia Province, riding unicorns to work.)
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“Due to the size of the refund, her electronic claims was examined by several people within the Oregon Revenue Department.”

There’s the real story. None of these people should have jobs this morning.


34 posted on 06/11/2012 8:43:55 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: DFG

How many people are claiming bogus $5000-$50000 refunds and getting them? I have a feeling this dumb looking woman got this idea from others who do it on a more modest scale each year


35 posted on 06/11/2012 8:48:33 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: DFG
Krystle Marie Reyes was only caught after she reported the Visa card containing the seven figure sum had been lost.

My question is, how would you lose this card?

36 posted on 06/11/2012 8:50:33 AM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law.)
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To: cripplecreek
"Hey, did you happen to see
the most beautiful girl in the world?
And if you did, was she cry - ing, cry - ing.

Hey, if you happen to see
The most beautiful girl who walked out on me
Tell her I'm sorry
Tell her I need my bab - y
...Tell her, that I love her...

37 posted on 06/11/2012 8:52:57 AM PDT by Lexinom
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To: oh8eleven

***My BIL defines these people as the kind that would win Lotto and BUY a trailer at the park.***

We had a similar incident years ago in which a real poor man living in a single wide trailer was hired at our high pay plant.

After still living for several years like a person in a trailer park one of the men explained to him that with his pay he could now afford to buy a decent foundation built house.

His response....”I guess I will look into a double wide then!”


38 posted on 06/11/2012 9:06:45 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: oh8eleven

I remember reading a story in the 1990’s, shortly after the Georgia state lottery was started, about a man who lived in a run-down trailer and won a million dollars. When asked what he was going to do with the money, he said, “I’m going to get a double-wide!”


39 posted on 06/11/2012 9:06:45 AM PDT by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.)
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To: Salvation

Oregon ping...

And do we have a bunch of geniuses working at the Oregon Department of Revenue or what?!


40 posted on 06/11/2012 9:11:53 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: DFG
"...her electronic claims was examined by several people within the Oregon Revenue Department"

It wasn't even the IRS that made this mistake, it was Oregon. Oregon gives out that sort of refund without the Governor's approval?

41 posted on 06/11/2012 9:12:35 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: DFG
If I was stupid enough to do this, I would have had my passport handy and when I got the card I would have purchased a ticket to the Bahamas, opened a numbered account and cashed out the card. That would have been the last the US government ever heard of me.

However, I would not steal from my fellow tax payers and normally a person that stupid would not have the brains to get out of dodge.

The trouble with people like this is they think they are stealing from the government, but there is no such thing as government money, only tax payers money and so if you get a large government check(or credit card)you don't deserve you have stolen it from me and all my fellow tax payers.

42 posted on 06/11/2012 9:17:01 AM PDT by calex59
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To: rarestia

too stupid to even know how to spend money... And people like this votes count the same as yours and mine...

sigh


43 posted on 06/11/2012 9:17:47 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. and the economy died.)
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To: Graybeard58

You needed a Black American-Express credit card!
I thought all Freepers had one. LOL/Sarc

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/07/11/american-express-black-the-worlds-most-exclusive-charge-card/

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44 posted on 06/11/2012 9:26:12 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: I-ambush; Ruy Dias de Bivar
“I’m going to get a double-wide!”
I retired a few years ago and started looking for a winter place in FLA. After a couple of months of searching, my wife wondered why I hadn't found a place.
I really didn't have an answer until it dawned on me that I was rejecting every place I looked at because they were all trailers - single and double wide.
By the time I started looking at the more expensive condos, the market was tanking and I decided to just sit it out.
45 posted on 06/11/2012 9:28:48 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“too stupid to even know how to spend money”

Yeah but she and her Turbo Tax were smarter than the Oregon revenuers - which is probably not saying much.

I do commend her frugality -1999 Dodge Caravan - lol

Asking as a non-Oregonian, could she have cashed in her credit card and set up a bank account - preferably in Switzerland?


47 posted on 06/11/2012 10:00:55 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: trisham

......and more chins than chinatown.


48 posted on 06/11/2012 10:43:45 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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I don’t understand how this could work. Wouldn’t $2.1 million dollars in taxes had to have been taken from a paycheck/ I didn’t know I could e-file my taxes and make up any amount I want.

But, if I did what this woman did, I’d be long gone. With that kind of money you could move to Mexico and pay the federales not to turn you in.


49 posted on 06/11/2012 10:54:19 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: taxcontrol

Dittos! and off to Panama, Brazil or Philippines they won’t find me


50 posted on 06/11/2012 10:56:29 AM PDT by dennisw
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