A New York City tax preparer has been convicted of stealing tax refunds using stolen identities and adding false dependents to his clients’ tax returns.

Mahamadou Daffe, who prepared taxes in Brooklyn and resided in Queens, was found guilty last Friday by a jury in a Manhattan federal court of conspiracy to steal government funds, theft of government funds, conspiracy to file false claims, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft in connection with preparing and filing nearly 1,000 false tax returns that he submitted online using stolen identities. 

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