A small business owner from Rocky Mount is the target of a federal tax fraud investigation. The U.S. Department of Justice has accused Larry Hill Jr. of Hill's Tax Service of filing "false, fictitious and fraudulent refunds" on behalf of customers of the tax business as well as in his personal tax filings. In total, the US DOJ asserts that Hill filed for $14.4 million in fraudulent tax refunds.
Two women recently pleaded guilty and another was indicted on federal tax fraud charges that involved a scheme to defraud the government of over $5 million through the filing of false tax returns. Postal workers alerted authorities to the suspicious mail activity - multiple checks from the U.S. Treasury were being delivered to the women.