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Middlebury Police Receive Second Identity Theft Complaint in Less Than a Week

The victims discovered the identity theft when they tried to e-file their tax returns, police said.

 

For the second time in less than a week, Middlebury Police took a complaint on identity theft, according to a press release from Lt. Richard Wildman.

The identity theft complaint centers around false state and federal tax returns that were filed with the Internal Revenue Service and the Connecticut Revenue Department electronically.

In both cases, the victims learned that a bogus return was filed on their behalf, as they tried to e-file their returns and were rejected.

Police learned that in one case, at least $5,000 was stolen. Middlebury Police were first alerted to this scam about a three weeks ago by the United States Postal Inspector's Office.

Middlebury Police will be working with several Federal Law Enforcement Agencies and the Connecticut Revenue Department on these cases.

"If [you're] a victim of this form of identity theft, notify your local Law Enforcement along with the Internal Revenue Department and Connecticut Revenue Department," Lt. Wildman said in the release.

Helpful Links

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services

Identity Theft Page on the IRS Website

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