GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two brothers have been indicted in an alleged scheme that stole identities to prepare and file false tax returns.

Ewdy Jose Olivo , 28,of Rockville and Juan Manuel Olivo, 30, of Hyattsville were indicted Monday.

The Olivos owned and operated Oligil Tax Services in Silver Spring. According to the 18-count indictment, the brothers stole Social Security numbers and other identifying information from others.

Prosecutors say many of the alleged victims were residents of Puerto Rico, who are not required to file federal income tax returns if all of their income came from Puerto Rican sources. Authorities say the Olivo brothers filed false tax returns in Maryland and received tax refunds.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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