Monday, April 16, 2012

Nonprofit Health Exec Accused Of Scammed Tax Returns

New York authorities have accused the former manager of a Long Island, N.Y.-based Head Injury Association (HIA), a nonprofit health agency, of stealing the IDs of more than 50 brain injury patients in an effort to get better tax returns.

The Wall Street Journal reported today that Benjamin Achampong is facing indictment on the charges in Suffolk County. Achampong hasn't worked at HIA since 2006, and the organization is cooperating with investigators.

The list of charges against Achampong are very serious. He allegedly used patients' Social Security numbers and other IDs to file false tax returns. He's also accused of collecting more than $20,000 in NY state tax refunds, and from New Jersey and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Achampong is being held on $50,000 bail in Suffolk County Jail.

You can read the full story in The Wall Street Journal.

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