An East Meadow man was arrested Monday by Internal Revenue Service agents on charges of operating a scheme in which he got $507,000 in fraudulent income tax refunds, according to officials.
Gary Rogers submitted 201 federal income tax returns between 2004 and 2010, using stolen identification, and seeking a total of $4.4 million in refunds, according to officials and court records.
In one instance in 2008 in the complaint, Rogers fraudulently used a person's name and Social Security number in filing an income-tax return to get a refund of $63,000. In a second instance in 2009, Rogers used the same person's information to get a $3,300 refund. Officials did not disclose how Rogers obtained the identifying information.
Rogers was arraigned in federal district court in Brooklyn on charges of filing false income tax returns, fraud, and illegally using the identities of real people.
He was held without bail and was not required to enter a plea.
His attorney, Mildred Whalen, declined to comment Tuesday.