Indian-origin man charged with conspiracy and impersonating US tax official

Abhijeetsinh Jadeja and Rachel Jean Roragen have been charged for reportedly impersonating the US tax officials and presenting fake victims from the department to send payments to their bank accounts and debit cards.

According to reports, the 29-year- old Abhijeet from Miami in Florida and Rachel, 41 of Miami Beach were charged in a 12-count indictment with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, possessing more than fifteen access devices and aggravated identity theft, confirmed Wilfredo A Ferrer, a federal prosecutor, Southern Florida.

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Abhijeet and Rachel impersonated officials from the IRS between January 2014 to March 2016. Photo courtesy: Freestyle solutions Twitter page

As per the allegations in the indictment, Abhijeet and Rachel impersonated officials from the IRS in the US and other agencies between January 2014 to March 2016. They would talk to individual victims and tell them that they owed money to the IRS or fees on loans or grants.

To settle their accounts, victims were directed to send payments to bank accounts and debit cards, which were owned by Abhijeet, Rachel and their conspirators.

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