Grand jury: Cincinnati man stole IRS refunds

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A federal grand jury indicted a Cincinnati man in connection with a scheme to defraud the Internal Revenue Service.

James Jamison, 40, is a wanted fugitive accused of stealing money from the IRS by obtaining false federal income tax refunds.

Jamison is charged with nine counts of wire fraud, three counts of mail fraud, five counts of aggravated identity theft, three counts of using an unauthorized access device, seven counts of theft of government money and two counts of bank fraud.

According to the indictment, Jamison electronically filed and mailed false income tax returns to the IRS between June 2009 and April 2013. He did so by illegally obtaining names and Social Security numbers of people without their knowledge and falsifying the other information on the forms.

He also allegedly stole government money from the Hamilton County Job and Family Services by submitting false applications and committed bank fraud by depositing checks to First Financial Bank from an account with insufficient funds.

The indictment was unsealed on Tuesday.

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