Case in Point

Tax preparers gone wild

The ballad of Bonnie G. and Donnie Z., part 2 of 2

In part one of this two-parter, we examined the schemes of Bonnie G, a self-styled tax preparer who worked out of her basement creating federal and state income tax returns for her clients that contained lies cut from whole cloth to falsely qualify her clients for tax refunds and induce them to continue using — and paying for — her services. Bonnie's lies on her clients' behalf were many, fanciful and liberally applied to the tune of hundreds of returns for five years. Here we'll examine the simpler but equally effective (or lucrative) scheme of Donnie Z., another tax preparer who never made it out of the basement.

First, let's examine Donnie's curriculum vitae, shall we?

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