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IRS: Top 10 2015 identity theft busts

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    The IRS faces an uphill battle in fighting identity theft, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t trying. In fiscal year 2015, the IRS said it started 776 identity theft related investigations, which resulted in 774 sentencings through its Criminal Investigation enforcement efforts. The courts continue to impose significant jail time with the average penalty in 2015 at 38 months in jail— the longest sentencing being over 27 years.

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