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June 15, 2017

Posted  June 15, 2017

A Pittsburg, California man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit theft of government money and wire fraud, announced the Justice Department’s Tax Division. According to documents filed with the court, while employed as a police officer, Gary Bostick, 39, participated in a conspiracy to cash stolen U.S. Treasury checks and file tax returns in the names of deceased individuals to obtain fraudulent refunds. Bostick filed some of the fraudulent returns from his residence and he and his co-conspirators directed the refund checks to addresses they could access. Bostick and his coconspirators, to include Hugh Robinson, also acquired stolen tax refund and social security checks, which they cashed at stores in various areas, including Kentucky. Bostick recruited and directed others who participated in the scheme. He admitted to causing a tax loss of more than $720,530. DOJ

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