A Homestead, California man has been sentenced to 54 months in prison for filing 745 tax returns in four years.
Damian O. Barrett, who owned two tax prep companies, was convicted of filing the bogus returns between 2015 and 2018.
He filed the tax returns in 19 different states and ended up receiving around $234,000 in refunds! He filed 348 returns in Oregon alone. Barrett also lied about his own income when filing his very real taxes.
When investigators asked him about his fake tax-filing fever, Barrett simply said "I found a bug in your system and took advantage of it."