Oregon Woman Arrested for Illegal $2.1M Tax Refund
Krystle Marie Reyes went on $200K buying spree: investigators
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2012 1:00 AM CDT
Updated Jun 11, 2012 3:28 AM CDT
Krystle Marie Reyes has been accused of one of the biggest cases of tax fraud in Oregon history, claiming a $2.1 million refund.   (Marion County Sheriffs Office)

(Newser) – Krystle Marie Reyes has been busted for what is thought to be one of the biggest cases of tax fraud in Oregon history, reports the New York Daily News. Reyes was able to get $2.1 million back from the state after claiming on her TurboTax return that she had $3 million in income in 2011. She was issued a Visa debit card for the full amount, and was able to spend more than $200,000 before she was caught—which only happened because she reported the card stolen. "We manually reviewed it and our internal controls failed,” explained a spokesman for the Oregon Revenue Department.

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Rick Nock
Feb 9, 2015 6:46 PM CST
Turbo Tax would not be liable in my opinion. All of these tax programs depend on your honesty when you enter information. They even warn you of audit items and ask you to verify your entries. If you enter fraudulent numbers, it is on you, not the tax program.
MDD
Jun 12, 2012 3:22 AM CDT
Typical
dawnarun
Jun 11, 2012 9:48 PM CDT
Back in 2005 or 2006 I read an article in the Oregonian saying there were millions, maybe billions of taxes owed to the state but hadn't been collected. Why they didn't hire someone to go collect it, and use the collected taxes to pay that person, was beyond me, but that's the Oregon state government for you.