Virginia Woman Admits to $7.2 Million Child-Credit Tax Scam

Kenric Ward, Daily Signal, November 29, 2014

More than a year after it was reported the IRS sent thousands of refunds to the tiny town of Parksley, Va., a woman has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and mail fraud.

Linda Avila admitted to obtaining more than $7.2 million in refunds by exploiting the federal government’s child tax credit program.

Avila filed more than 1,700 tax returns with stolen identifications used by illegal immigrants, mainly from Mexico.

The Virginian-Pilot reported that Avila, 50, operated a landscaping and cleaning business in Parksley.

Investigators found copies of refund checks in amounts from $4,000 to more than $7,000. The tax returns frequently cited foreign dependents, which increased the refund amounts.


Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said the IRS mailed $4.2 billion in child-credit checks to undocumented immigrants around the country. He accused the tax agency of misconstruing Congress’ intent that only U.S. citizens would be eligible for the child credit.

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  • Vito Powers

    As soon as the GOP finishes “reforming entitlements” like Social Security and Medicare (you know, those government programs that benefit white people like seniors and aging baby boomers), then you can bet that the Republicans like budget guru Paul Ryan will “reform” the Child Care Credit program.

  • SentryattheGate

    “… IRS mailed $4.2 billion in child-credit checks to undocumented immigrants around the country.” And that is just in child credit checks! I have read articles re. billions in Medicaid and Social Security fraud due to illegal immigrants!

  • My favorite of this sort is the story that I read once every few years about a black that tries to take a slavery tax credit.

  • JackKrak

    Only a government staffed top to bottom with the sons and daughters of Africa could fail to notice millions of dollars – in two and three thousand dollar chunks – being sent to the same address.

    • Xerxes22

      They noticed it all right. They just had orders to ignore it. The IRS computers easily red flagged that something was wrong. How ever, since the recipients all had Hispanic surnames, they had to ignore it as ordered by the White House. It’s all about giving more White tax payer money to non-Whites.

    • Speedy Steve

      It’s not real money, it’s only taxpayers’ money.

    • Paleoconn

      Didn’t you know that math is racist?

  • AndrewInterrupted

    And this is what they mean by “…..good for the economy”.

    • Sick of it

      It’s good for the Mexican economy.

      • IstvanIN

        Making Chuck Not-so-Slim even wealthier.

  • IstvanIN

    How much would that $4.2 billion shore up Social Security? “Our” government flushes inconceivable amounts of money down the toilet. Oh well, there goes China’s investment.

    • Bossman

      Undocumented migrants pay into social security but will never collect if those social security numbers are bogus or stolen.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        But they consume more in social services than they pay in.

      • The only way that an illegal alien can pay into Social (In)Security is by using a stolen or faked Social Security Number. The rest all work under the table, and do not contribute at all.

      • That’s a good thing!

  • dd121

    Fraud in these entitlement programs is so out of control that it’s costing taxpayers billions a year. I don’t think anybody knows the real number. No elected official of either party seems to have the stomach to reel it in.

    • Every attempt to get this under control – like that of Maine which would require photo IDs to collect welfare – is derided as “racist”.

  • WR_the_realist

    Obama wants Linda Avila to have a green card. And vote Democratic.

  • MBlanc46

    Doing the jobs that we won’t do, apparently.

  • Of course, the MSM won’t touch this story because it contradicts a couple of their sacred narratives.

  • LHathaway

    Imagine one of us getting away with that? But it takes place under the shroud of illegal status.

  • archer

    All of this made possible by successive Congress’ and presidents failing to control the border, 50 billion a year leaving the country to families of aliens, about 345 billion a year being spent on illegals in one form or another, all they had to do was secure the border. That should have been done after, no before, the Reagan amnesty.

  • Earl Turner

    $7.2 million is chump change compared to the amount that goes to EIC payments to Basketball Americans in any majority black city. They have a little scam they call “rent a kid”. Any kids over and above the number necessary to max out EIC payments are “rented” to someone who either has none or not enough and claimed on that person’s tax return. And the minority of them who are actually married will claim to be divorced or single and split up their kids in order for both of them to get the max EIC payment.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      The southeast Asians exploit similar loopholes in ‘The Refugee Act of 1980’.

      Two of the minor loopholes to navigate in order to get $600 a month per child, up to 3 children are: you can’t be married and you can’t have a vehicle in your name.

      So, easy enough, the woman doesn’t get married and the sperm donor (would-be husband) puts the vehicle in his name. And with an additional $1800 a month to spend, it’s usually a late model Lexus or a Mercedes. They are known in Mass-achusetts as “…those Lexus driving bench workers”.

      The minority occupation government is well aware of how that system is being scammed, but they do nothing. After all, it’s only white people’s money.

      • Very interesting post. Thanks for the info. I didn’t know it was that bad

  • sveltefamilyman

    What racist term are you guys using for Hispanics these days? Spics? Are there any that you’ve come up with that relate to immigration and Obama? I noticed you guys are now using the term “basketball americans” to describe black people. I’ve heard Obamite and Obamite being used too. Is that strictly referring to black people, or is it a way to marginalize all minority groups in America?

    • SentryattheGate

      Can’t you see the righteous indignation of people tired of being invaded & being highly taxed without their consent! That is more the issue than “racism”;that oft-overused word. The US has been a very generous nation in terms of numbers and diversity we take in, in the generous amounts of welfare and other many kinds of assistance, on and on w/o end! Then add in affirmative action and “anti-racist” education which punishes whites, soon to be a minority in the nation their ancestors founded! Your’s is probably a well-intentioned (and politically-correct) comment, but I’ll bet you most Amreners know the issues much more thoroughly than you do!

      • I doubt if his comment is well-intended. Snarky is more accurate. You’re right, SentryattheGate, about this, “…indignation of people tired of being invaded & being highly taxed without their consent! That is more the issue than “racism.”
        Furthermore, there’s nothing wrong with being racist. We’re all inherently inclined to be racist, because we ALL prefer our own race, and have throughout history. There is NOTHING wrong with that. That weary ol’ word is so over-used that it’s lost its true meaning. Any white person who has an opinion about blacks and states it is called racist. Doesn’t matter what the truth is anymore.

    • saxonsun

      The old standby “spics” is just fine, but that mainly describes Puerto Ricans. “Squat monsters” for the illegals from south of the border is far more accurate, don’t you think?

      • sveltefamilyman


      • IBWHITE

        Someone here uses the term “greasearito.” I always found that to be very humorous.

    • “Leech.”

      • sveltefamilyman

        They call nerdy white kids screech.

        • What you fail to realize is we don’t care what they call us. We require neither their approval nor their permission to protect our own interests.

          • sveltefamilyman

            You sound very self actualized. I’m very impressed.

    • [Guest]

      >>>…marginalize all minority groups in America…

      Minority groups are front and center in the U.S. Every institution caters to them.

      It’s the majority groups that are marginalized.

      • sveltefamilyman

        Poor guys.

    • I use the term criminal for any person who is not following the rule of law. I guess that pretty well sums up anyone who is in the US illegally.

      • sveltefamilyman

        That’s good.

  • Paleoconn

    Just doing the conspiracy and mail fraud Americans won’t do anymore.