MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A federal indictment accuses an Alabama man of using IDs stolen from state inmates and others to file for more than $19 million in fraudulent tax refunds.
The indictment alleges that William Anthony Gosha III of Phenix City and co-conspirators filed more than 7,000 federal tax returns using those IDs between November 2010 and December 2013.
The indictment lists about 18 claims totaling nearly $50,000. They include six allegedly filed by Gosha, totaling more than $11,000.
The indictment names seven other people as also filing false tax returns.
It alleges that Gosha and his co-conspirators cashed refund checks at several businesses in Alabama and Georgia.
Gosha, also called Boo Boo and Gosh, could not be reached for comment because Directory Assistance did not have a phone number for him.