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.READ MORE: Baltimore Man Handed 40 Year Sentence In Beating, Death Of 2-Month-Old Daughter
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.READ MORE: BPD Officer Dragged By Car 2 Blocks Is Now In Fair Condition; 36-Year-Old Charged
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.MORE NEWS: Crime Without Punishment: Homicide Clearance Rates Are Declining Across The US. Baltimore's Is Down To 42%
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