Equal opportunity. Why more women than men are arrested for tax fraud. (MyFoxTampaBay). Blame men:
She proclaimed herself the First Lady of tax refund fraud. Investigators say Rashia Wilson helped cheat taxpayers out of millions of dollars. But she is just one of a countless number of women in trouble for the crime.
“The males tell them what to do, how to file, where to file,” said Hillsborough Sheriff’s Corporal Bruce Crumpler.
Crumpler says most of the time his task force’s refund fraud investigations lead straight to women first, not men. Almost every mug shot on Crumpler’s board is female. He says they’re the ones out front, taking big risks for boyfriends, exes, and spouses.
“Typically, what you’re going to see is a woman who is more dependent, a woman who has more vulnerability and has some insecurities about her own abilities for self-care, both financially and also personally,” said McClain.
Rashia Wilson called herself the First Lady and claimed to be an income tax fraud pioneer, schooling others on how to commit fraud.
She bragged on Facebook about taking expensive trips and having so much money she forgot about a purse full of cash in her closet, investigators say.
“YES I’M RASHIA THE QUEEN OF IRS TAX FRAUD,” reads a May posting on her Facebook page described in the affidavits. “IM’ A MILLIONAIRE FOR THE RECORD SO IF U THINK INDICTING ME WILL BE EASY IT WONT I PROMISE U!”
Poor dear. If she’d have been a little more insecure, maybe she would have been a little more careful.