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Published On: Wed, Sep 19th, 2012

Rashia Wilson, The First Lady, arrested in IRS tax fraud ring with Marterrence Holloway

The IRS, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and the Tampa Police Department were at the scene of a Wimauma home Wednesday as a result of a two-year long tax force.

NEW UPDATE, DEC 2012: The “First Lady” has been indicted – read the details here.

Here’s a list of the top suspects and the charges – click here – Rashia Wilson was denied bail and another suspect gets two years in related case, check out the details here

Rashia Tocara Wilson 2007 mugshot for “grand theft” arrest Pinellas Sheriff’s Office

While arresting two drug felons: Marterrence (nicknamed “Quat”) Holloway, age 33, and Maurice Larry, age 26, who missed their hearings, the authorities uncovered a massive tax fraud ring.

Operation “Rainmaker” delivered Rashia Tocara Wilson, age 26, known as “The First Lady” in a IRS tax fraud scheme.

Authorities have called Holloway the host of a hotel party where people gathered to file fraudulent returns. Narcotics officers broke up the party, and the investigation that followed was dubbed “Operation Rainmaker.”

Thieves with stolen Social Security numbers pretended to be citizens filing returns. The scam hurt ordinary taxpayers, forcing them to wait a year or longer for legitimate refunds.

Tampa led the nation in refund fraud last year, with thieves duping the IRS out of an estimated $468 million, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration reported.

Wilson was charged as  a felon with a firearm, the subsequent fraud charges are sure to follow.

Holloway was arrested in similar fashion, one year ago.

That a $130 million case involving fraudulent tax returns and dozens of arrests including Holloway, Kenneth Goodson, Quincy Wimbley and Janica Bullock.

There also were lists of personal information with more than 1,000 names, as well as debit cards and financial records. Holloway ultimately faced only drug charges in that arrest as police struggled with the legal barriers to bringing tax fraud cases.

Tax refund fraud – known as “TurboTax” and “Drops” – has exploded in the past two years in Tampa, where authorities say criminals are stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from federal taxpayers by using stolen identities to file tax returns for fraudulent refunds.

Marterrence Holloway

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  1. Woman who boasted she was the ‘Queen of IRS tax fraud’ on Facebook gets 21 years in prison after stealing $20 million Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2366931/Floridas-First-Lady-tax-refund-fraud-gets-21-years-prison-stealing says:

    […] Those involved in the tax fraud operation used stolen Social Security numbers to file returns, according to the Global Dispatch. […]

  2. Woman who boasted she was the ‘Queen of IRS tax fraud’ on Facebook gets 21 years in prison after stealing $20 million Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2366931/Floridas-First-Lady-tax-refund-fraud-gets-21-years-prison-stealing says:

    […] Those involved in the tax fraud operation used stolen Social Security numbers to file returns, according to the Global Dispatch. […]

  3. Woman who boasted she was the ‘Queen of IRS tax fraud’ on Facebook gets 21 years in prison after stealing $20 million Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2366931/Floridas-First-Lady-tax-refund-fraud-gets-21-years-prison-stealing says:

    […] Those involved in the tax fraud operation used stolen Social Security numbers to file returns, according to the Global Dispatch. […]

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  8. scallywag says:

    Can anyone not wonder how the self bragging is the same place where Rashia came up with the idea to attempt her next to impossible stunt of robbing the IRS. In the end Rashia wanted to taunt the system that all her life had taunted her…

  9. Florida’s “First Lady” of Tax Refund Fraud get’s 21 years in prison | WhoRyde.com says:

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  11. ‘First Lady of Tax Fraud’ Rashia Wilson sentenced to 21 years in prison - The Global Dispatch says:

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  12. Rashia Wilson, ‘First Lady of Tax Fraud,’ strikes plea deal in $2.2 million fraud case - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Rashia Wilson has pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, after being indicted for stealing millions from federal taxpayers and boasting about it […]

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    […] of tax fraud faced a gun possession charge, but will be investigated further for her role in IRS tax fraud ring that was busted last week near Tampa. Rashia Tocara Wilson 2007 mugshot for “grand theft” arrest […]

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