Once in awhile some pretty shady characters show up in Judge Judy’s make believe court.
Today, they got one that is probably headed to prison. Started out like most cases. Best friends suing over money. One lady had her friend do her taxes and efile with tax software on the computer. Tax refund never shows up. She contacts the IRS and they send her info on where the money was direct deposited. It went to her best friends bank account (conveniently listed under her 2 year old daughter’s SSN).
Judy, as usual interrogates both parties. Looks at the IRS letter. The lady who did the taxes swears the money never went into her account. Judy decides she wants the bank to fax her two months of statements (I think March, April).
Judy comes back looking more pissed than I’ve ever seen her. :eek: That’s saying a lot. Judy is always pissed about something. The bank statements show multiple tax refunds were deposited in that account. Perhaps a dozen? Usually followed the next day by a ATM withdrawal by the tax lady. :dubious:
Judy advices her to say nothing and get a lawyer. Tax lady blabs on and on. I never knew about that money. I swear. blah , blah blah
I’m pretty sure stealing IRS refunds is a federal offense. Tax lady is probably looking at some serious prison time.
Judy - rather sternly warns tax lady someone will be looking into this!
Even then, tax lady goes out in the hall. Playing all innocent. Lying out her ass.
I don’t know how anyone can hang onto a lie that long.