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Keeping thieves from cashing in on your tax return

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Identity theft has made headlines for years, but now identity thieves are branching out and stealing tax refunds.

For the 2013 filing season alone, almost 210,000 fraudulent returns were discovered as of March, worth more than $1.86 billion; 96 percent of those thefts were detected, stopping the delivery of $1.79 billion. That means thieves did manage to get away with $70 million in taxpayer dollars.

Rick Wolfish is a CPA who has been following this disturbing trend.

Tax Identity Theft affidavit -- http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f14039.pdf

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