H&R Block Manager Arrested for Identity Theft

H&R Block Manager Arrested for Identity Theft

Last month I wrote about IRS agent stealing tax payers’ information to file bogus tax returns and this month another similar case has come to light.  In a recent incident, H&R Block manager, Damon Charles Dubose, 38, of North Hills, Southern California was arrested for stealing identity of tax payers.

According to complained filed against Dubose, he prepared bogus tax returns in the names of past customers.  Intention was to collect tax refunds and credits, according to prosecutors, and then use the popular H&R Block Emerald cards to withdraw the funds from ATM.

Did Dubose simply walked up to ATM and collected the refund?

Yes, off course.  He was seen by the local patrolling officer loitering near the ATM’s of three different banks and guess what?  He was wearing pantyhose over his face as well as a scarf and beanies.

Did he actually withdraw the funds from ATM is not clear but authorities found $2960 in Dubose car and another $6900 in Dubose girlfriend home.   In addition to cash, official found hand written information of many tax payers.

Is Dubose behind bars?

Not for now.  He was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 30th.

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