A Tampa Bay, Florida mother of three, who bragged on Facebook that she stole about $20 million from the IRS and was untouchable has landed herself in jail for 21 years.
‘I’m Rashia, the queen of IRS tax fraud,’ the post on Facebook 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.’
Rashia Wilson, who became known as the ‘First Lady of tax fraud’ plead guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft and admitted to stealing more than $3 million earlier this year. She also plead guilty to being in possession of a firearm. When sentenced this week she was denied the chance to hug her three kids, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
The red flag went off with cops when they noticed a drop in drug dealing in a certain area of town in 2010, which suggested to them that criminals had found a more lucrative business.
The scam involved a tax fraud operation with stolen Social Security numbers to file returns, says the Global Dispatch.
Additionally, her and other suspects would use hotel rooms and rented houses to train recruits about how to commit the fraud.
Wilson also claimed food stamps during her fraud and used the cash she made to fund a lavish lifestyle which included a large home, spending $30,000 on her son’s first birthday, a $90,000 Audi, custom-designed jewelry, clothing and accessories.