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October 6, 2017

Posted  October 6, 2017

A federal grand jury in Brooklyn, New York, returned indictments separately charging two tax return preparation business owners with stolen identity tax refund fraud. The first indictment charges Hakeem Bamgbala, a Brooklyn resident and owner of Kaybamz Inc., a tax preparation business in Brooklyn; Afolabi Ajelero, a Queens resident; and Michael Campbell, a Brooklyn resident, with conspiring to commit aggravated identity theft and aggravated identity theft. Bamgbala and Ajelero also are charged with wire fraud. The indictment alleges that Bamgbala and Ajelero used stolen IDs to file tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and obtain refunds to which they were not entitled. Bamgbala and Ajelero allegedly purchased tax refund products that allowed them to print client refund checks drawn on a bank account into which the IRS directly deposited the refunds. Bamgbala, Ajelero and Campbell allegedly conspired to deposit these checks into a second bank account and then withdrew the funds. DOJ

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