Published On: Fri, Apr 5th, 2013

Rashia Wilson, ‘First Lady of Tax Fraud,’ strikes plea deal in $2.2 million fraud case

Tax fraud is making headlines and the self-proclaimed ‘First Lady’ of tax fraud has struck deal which could reduce her time behind bars.

Rashia Tocara Wilson 2007 mugshot for "grand theft" arrest Pinellas Sheriff's Office

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

Tampa’s 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 online.

Wilson is reported to have a learning disability and has only had seventh-grade education, but confessed that she had no problems stealing from the IRS, the Tampa Tribune said.

Wilson also called herself the “the queen of IRS tax fraud,” and bragged on Facebook that it would be hard to indict her.

Two months after the taunts, Wilson and her boyfriend, Maurice J. Larry, were indicted on 57 federal charges.

These ranged from fraudulently claiming unemployment benefits to disability income from Social Security, Wilson now finds herself in a plea arrangement where she has consented to a forfeiture judgment of $2.2 million and faces up to 22 years in federal prison, although her plea agreement will likely net her less time behind bars.

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