IRS Employees Allegedly Stole COVID Aid For Car, Clothes, Vegas Trips

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 15: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building stands on April 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. April 15 is the deadline in the United States for residents to file their income tax returns. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The Department of Justice announced Oct. 4 that five IRS employees allegedly had stolen nearly $400,000 in fraudulently obtained COVID relief aid.
  • The DOJ said the IRS employees allegedly used the money for clothes, jewelry, a Mercedes-Benz and trips to Las Vegas.
  • Less than two weeks ago, the Department of Labor announced that 1,000 people had been charged with stealing more than $45 billion in fraudulent unemployment insurance benefits during the pandemic.


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