The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a crime bill proposed by Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She introduced a bill that would increase penalties for those convicted of tax-return fraud.
Law enforcement officials say that tax-return fraud involves identity theft and the filing of false tax returns. A person's Social Security number is obtained and then used to file a false return and collect a refund check from the federal government.
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