Florissant Tax Preparer Accused Of Bilking I.R.S.

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – It’s a crime that the top federal prosecutor in St. Louis calls a “large and growing problem” across the U.S. – stolen identity refund fraud.

Richard Callahan says a St. Louis County tax preparer has been indicted in such a case.

Thirty-six-year-old Ronald Shoniwa of Florissant faces two counts of aggravated identity theft and one count of stealing government funds.

Shoniwa is accused of filing 15 fake tax returns to obtain more than $50,000 in refunds.

He allegedly stole valid names and social security numbers to commit the fraud.

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