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Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) -- A nationwide sweep to rein in identity theft and tax-refund fraud targeted 105 people across 23 states, leading to 939 criminal charges, including 58 arrests and 10 guilty pleas, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
The effort took place last week and involved 150 visits to check-cashing facilities to ensure they didn’t facilitate fraud and identity theft, the IRS said in a statement today.
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