The neighborhood tax preparer that makes their living filing bogus tax returns every year may not get in trouble for the information they provide, but you sure will!
A federal judge threw the bookcase at Rashia Wilson for her participation in frauding the IRS and taxpayers out of millions of dollars as she also collected food stamps and bragged about it in pictures on her Facebook page. On July 18, she was sentenced to 21 years behind bars and when she asked if she could hug her children one last time, the judge denied her request and authorities took her into custody.
Wilson has been arrested over a dozen times with a laundry list of offenses for everything ranging from trespassing to grand theft. According to Tampa’s channel 10 News, she was ordered to pay back the $2,240,096.39, she thought she successfully pilfered from the government’s coffers. The report also noted that out of that large sum, Wilson spent “$30,000 on her daughter’s first birthday party.” At one point in her legal troubles, she posted this statement:
“I’m Rashia, the queen of IRS tax fraud,’ the post stated. ‘I’m a millionaire for the record, so if U think indicting me will B easy it won’t, I promise you! U need more than black and white to hold me down N that’s to da rat who went N told, as if 1st lady don’t have da TPD under her spell. I run Tampa right now.”
The defense team asked for leniency on their client and tried to argue that she is psychologically inept because she is a “crack baby” and a psychologist they brought in confirmed that she is indeed bipolar. Well, the judge must’ve got a laugh out of that approach because the judge did not offer any leniency. Wilson’s rags to riches story includes stolen identities of the elderly and deceased individuals from which she purchased
“…jewelry, cars, parties, and trips. One vehicle, an Audi, was worth over $90,000, according to prosecutors.”
If only she had used the money for therapy. Watch the report below and view the many faces of Rashia Wilson here through 25 of her police mug shots.
Fox 13 news report on Rashia Wilson aka “Queen of Tax Fraud”: