ASU Investigating Fraud Involving Employee Tax Returns

ASU Investigating Fraud Involving Employee Tax Returns

Arkansas State University says some of its employees may have had their 2012 tax returns filed fraudulently.
JONESBORO, AR - Arkansas State University says some of its employees may have had their 2012 tax returns filed fraudulently.

At least 16 employees, who say they haven’t filed their tax returns yet, received letters from the IRS indicating they had.

"The information we have received appears to indicate that someone has fraudulently obtained personal information and used it to file tax returns," said Dr. Len Frey, ASU vice chancellor for finance. "We do not know who obtained their personally identifiable information or how."

The university is encouraging all their employees “to take preventative financial security measures,” to including calling the IRS, while the investigate what happened.
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