By The Associated Press
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — People running a tax scam in the Mississippi Delta may have been undone by their own greed. Police say so many potential victims went to a Social Security office requesting certain records in an attempt to get tax refunds that officials became suspicious and called police.
Greenwood Police Capt. Melvin Andrews told the Greenwood Commonwealth that a man who claimed to be a preacher and his wife are suspects in the case.
The suspects allegedly told victims that for a fee they would help them get $1,028 in tax rebates on Supplemental Security Income benefits. The problem is that taxes aren’t withheld from SSI payments, so there aren’t any rebates on that money.