Skokie man, 28, accused of $2M in tax fraud

April 13, 2010 10:35:49 AM PDT
A Skokie man is facing federal charges after an alleged two-year tax fraud scheme.Authorities say the conspiracy went back to March 2008 and claimed more than $2.1 million in fraudulent federal income tax refunds.

Authorities say Ovidiu Isac, 28, and several others filed 251 false tax returns electronically for the 2007 tax year, netting refunds of more than $1.48 million. Prosecutors say false W-2s showing employment income and false deductions for moving expenses and were submitted in the names of Romanian nationals. Similar false returns were allegedly filed for 2008, totaling 127 that year and netting $640,000. Authorities say they are in the process of investigating 2009 returns.