On the heels of “Tax Day,” 24 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees have been charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in government benefits, including food stamps, welfare and housing vouchers.
The story comes out of Tennessee, where federal prosecutors announced this month that the scheme fleeced U.S. taxpayers out of at least a quarter of a million dollars in government benefits. The corrupt IRS employees did it by making false statements to fraudulently obtain the benefits, which also included unemployment insurance.
In short, the IRS workers were “brazenly stealing from law-abiding American taxpayers,” according to the federal prosecutor handling the case. Better yet, Americans are not only paying their salary and generous government benefits while also getting fleeced for the other welfare the corrupt federal workers stole.