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Updated Dec 11, 2012 - 6:33 pm

Arizona man indicted in tax fraud case

TUCSON, Ariz. — Federal authorities say an Arizona man is facing numerous
charges of identity theft and false claims in connection with a tax refund
scheme.

The U.S. Treasury Department announced the 58-count indictment against
Osabuohien Odyssey Oronsaye on Tuesday. The indictment was returned by a federal
grand jury in Tucson last week and authorities say Oronsaye was arrested Friday.

The indictment alleges the 34-year-old Nigerian native prepared tax returns
with the names and Social Security numbers of individuals whose personal
information had been stolen.

He’s accused of making up income and wage information, tax withholding
information, tax deductions, tax credits and dependents.

The indictment also alleges that he submitted fraudulent credit card orders
using stolen credit card numbers.

A message seeking comment was left Tuesday evening with the Phoenix-based law
firm representing Oronsaye.

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