Tuesday, March 01, 2016

34 Raceless, Faceless, Suspects Indicted on Using IDs of Battle Creek, Michigan Vets, Prisoners, for Millions in Tax Fraud

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Thanks to Grand Rapids Anonymous, who writes,

This is a scam by blacks working at a Veterans Hospital and as corrections officers, who stole elderly vets’ social security numbers, in order to receive refunds totalling 24 million dollars over 7 years. No mugshots yet. Unbelievable story—
not unbelievable that blacks were involved in this.

34 people indicted on using IDs of Battle Creek vets, prisoners, for tax fraud
By Bob Brenzing
March 1, 2016, 12:38 P.M.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – 34 people have been charged with Conspiracy to Commit Tax Fraud by allegedly using the identities of patients and employees of the Battle Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center and inmates at the Michigan Department of Corrections.

U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles announced the indictments Tuesday that the 34 defendants tried to defraud the IRS by using the identities to file false tax forms.

The indictment alleges that the group, led by Derrick J. Gibson, filed 4,668 false tax returns from 2007 through 2014, totaling fraudulent refunds of over $22 million.

Twenty four of the defendants have been arrested so far, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. All 34 defendants are from Battle Creek. Each faces a possible sentence of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The 34 people charged are:

• Derrick J. Gibson, 52
• Charmica Griffin, 44
• Stephanie T. Baker, 34
• Latia M. Williams, 41
• Alvin E. Stephenson II, 46
• Sandria M. Blakely, 34
• Edward Warden, Jr., 47
• Chanel McClenney, 35
• Darwin Gibson, 25
• Bobby Crabtree, 45
• Deqynn Gibson, 24
• Darrien Gibson, 25
• Rochelle R. Velasquez, 29
• Scherrie McNutt, 35
• Devoine Gibson, 51
• Prentis H. Gibson, 74
• Lamont Joyner, 25
• Shameika N. Carr-McClenney, 33
• Charleeta Cork, 39
• Keith Cork, 41
• Maiya R. Jackson, 21
• Shawn McKnight, 36
• David Haymer, 48
• Diallo Dotson, 42
• Romell Bolden, 25
• Labrisha Porter, 23
• Kypree Taylor, 22
• Rosemary Boyd, 53
• Patricia Riddle-McClinton, 60
• Joseph Jeremy Johnson, 29
• Kisha N. Evans 36
• Rashall Ford, 47
• Simone Watkins, 47
• Romaro Carswell, 45


eben gale said...

What a joke those fines don't even begin to pay back the money stolen.

Nicholas said...

Besides which, they'll never pay them, and no one will do anything about it.

Anonymous said...

I read a funny comment on the Detroit Free Press blog:
"None of those names look Italian to me"

Anonymous said...

"None of those names look Italian to me"

Colored names most of them. You can tell. Honestly.