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Nigerian Citizen Arrested for Alleged Tax Fraud

Olusola Luke and accomplices allegedly committed identity theft to steal over $734,000 in tax refunds.

A Nigerian citizen has been arrested by US authorities in connection with a tax refund fraud scheme between 2013 and 2015 amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses. Olusola Luke was arrested recently at Dulles International Airport as part of a crackdown on ID theft and tax fraud by the Internal Revenue Service.

According to the US Department of Justice, Luke and his co-conspirators stole identities of taxpayers and used their credentials to file false tax returns. They then allegedly sought more than $734,000 in refunds.

Luke has been transferred to St. Louis for answering the charges.

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