King City Tax Agency Investigated for Fraud – The King City Rustler
KING CITY – The King City Police Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigations Unit are investigating a local tax agency as part of a tax evasion investigation.
In February, several community members contacted the police department after believing they had been defrauded by their tax preparation service. Because the investigation involved possible violations of state and federal laws, KCPD notified the IRS for assistance.
With the support of local agents, IRS special agents served a search warrant on July 14 at the business located at 322 Broadway St., Suite #A, in King City.
“This investigation is ongoing and we believe other members of the community may have been defrauded when filing their tax returns,” police said in a statement. “If you observe any part of your tax return that has been ‘obfuscated’ or altered, this should warrant further investigation by law enforcement.”
KCPD encourages all members of the community who have used tax preparation services to review their taxes, and if they suspect anything fraudulent to contact Sgt. John Dow at 831-386-5969 or [email protected]; or the WeTip line at 1-800-78-CRIME.
“The King City Police Department would like to thank the community for their assistance thus far and their continued support,” police said.
According to attorney Robert M. Moss, who represents Rito’s GTS Insurance located at the above address, “Rito’s Insurance is a separate and independent legal entity and business that is an insurance and DMV business. only, which has nothing to do with the separate ownership tax business, which is operated in the facility. This separate and separate tax business is a tenant of Rito’s Insurance, which has no involvement in the operations of said tax business.
Editor’s note: This story was updated on August 5.