A federal grand jury in New York has indicted four people in a scheme to claim false income tax refunds using the identities of clients of two New York City agencies.
The 18-count indictment charged Odell Folks of Brooklyn, Sharon Smith of the Bronx, Tanya Smith of Waterbury, Conn., and Keith Terry of Dallas, Ga., with conspiracy to file false claims for refund in the form of false income tax returns. According to the indictment, between approximately May 1, 2003, and Feb. 28, 2005, Folks and Sharon Smith submitted false income tax returns to the IRS in the names of clients of the New York City Human Resources Administration and the Center for Employment Opportunities.
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