Rockford Woman Charged with Stealing Tax Refunds of Others


A Rockford woman has been arrested by federal authorities on tax fraud charges.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office alleges that 27-year-old Crystal S. Jackson filed 45 fraudulent tax returns between 2011 and 2013 in order to steal the refunds of others.

The indictment against contains 45 counts of filing fraudulent claims for federal tax refunds, and three counts of illegally possessing and using other persons’ identification in connection with making fraudulent claims for federal tax refunds.  Each count carries a maximum term of 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

The indictment alleges she requested refunds totaling nearly $190,000.

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