Teller at Check-Cashing Business Gets Bounced by the IRS

Krystal Proctor, a former teller at a check-cashing business, was indicted by a grand jury in the District of Maryland with theft of public money and conspiring to defraud the United States.

It’s alleged that from 2011 through 2013, Proctor and unnamed co-conspirators filed false tax returns with the IRS using stolen IDs. Refund checks were taken to Proctor, who then entered false information into the check cashing business’s database.  Proctor processed the stolen checks under the names of existing customers instead of the individuals named on the checks.

According to the indictment, Proctor cashed over 100 checks totaling more than $500,000.

If convicted, Proctor faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for conspiracy and 10 years for each count of theft of public money.  She will also have to pay restitution and penalties.

A trial date is pending.

Health Care Company Owner Convicted for Tax Evasion

Las Vegas resident Maria Larkin was convicted of tax evasion after a jury found her guilty of refusing to pay employment taxes to the IRS for money she withheld from her employees.

Larkin operated the Five Star Home Health Care, Inc. from 1996 until 2009.  From 2004 to 2009, evidence showed that not only did she fail to pay the employment taxes, she also tried to conceal her income and assets by lying about her ability to pay.  She changed the name of her business and instructed her employees to cash checks for her.  She also bought a home in the name of a nominee.  Larkin faces up to 5 years in prison at her sentencing later this year.