Tax-related fraud reported across Western Slope

Scams involving impersonation of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents are typically as sophisticated as they are difficult to prosecute.

For instance, 7th Judicial District Attorney Dan Hotsenpiller offers a story of his office pursuing prosecution of a case in Delta which uncovered a woman in North Carolina to whom the money was being sent.

“She was arrested, she was charged and she was brought to Colorado,” Hotsenpiller explained. “When we dug further and continued our investigation, we found she was a victim of the scammers.”

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