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Investigating Tax Refund Fraud

 

FBI Works Cooperatively with Federal Partners

FBIWashington, DC – A Georgia woman was recently sentenced to 27 years in prison for stealing the identities of nursing home patients and using their information to apply online for about half a million dollars in fraudulent tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Criminals who use stolen personally identifiable information to line their own pockets perpetrate a wide variety of fraudulent financial schemes, like hacking into online accounts, submitting phony insurance claims, and applying for loans and credit cards. Increasingly, though, tax refund fraud using stolen identities is fast becoming a favorite money-making endeavor of the criminal element.

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Fort Campbell’s Lifeliners celebrate Christmas in Afghanistan

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Sitting around a Christmas tree drinking hot cocoa and exchanging gifts with your loved ones is something the Lifeliners will not have the opportunity to do this year.

Nevertheless, the holiday spirit is high as soldiers take the time to enjoy a Christmas meal alongside their comrades and spend some time with their families through Skype or Facetime.

Task Force Lifeliner’s Col. Charles R. Hamilton, a native of Houston, Texas, and commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Master Sgt. Katherine E. Lawson-Best, a native of New Orleans, LA, and human resources administration noncommissioned officer in charge, serve meals during Christmas lunch, Dec. 25, 2013 at the Koele Dining Facility at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. As tradition has it, senior military leaders served their troops a feast worthy of the Holiday. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Task Force Lifeliner’s Col. Charles R. Hamilton, a native of Houston, Texas, and commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Master Sgt. Katherine E. Lawson-Best, a native of New Orleans, LA, and human resources administration noncommissioned officer in charge, serve meals during Christmas lunch, Dec. 25, 2013 at the Koele Dining Facility at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade has Thanksgiving Day feast away from home

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Thanksgiving Day is a time to be thankful and traditionally family and friends come together to enjoy a lavish meal.

For soldiers with Task Force Lifeliner, currently deployed to Afghanistan, a Thanksgiving meal brings a little comfort from home as it gives them a chance to sit down and enjoy a meal with their comrades.

Task Force Lifeliner soldiers bow their heads and give thanks during Thanksgiving Day at the Koele Dining Facility, Nov. 28th, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. The soldiers had the opportunity to celebrate their holiday with a variety of traditional foods. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Task Force Lifeliner soldiers bow their heads and give thanks during Thanksgiving Day at the Koele Dining Facility, Nov. 28th, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. The soldiers had the opportunity to celebrate their holiday with a variety of traditional foods. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Foundation appoints Keith Perrigan as First Executive Director

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security FoundationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Foundation has announced the appointment of Keith Perrigan as its first Executive Director. Perrigan serves currently as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the United States Secret Service in the Nashville Field Office. He will assume his new role November 4th, 2013.

As Executive Director of the foundation, Perrigan will lead private sector support for the goals and objectives of the department, including law enforcement, driver services, and homeland security. The Executive Director will also work to establish partnerships with communities, businesses, and organizations statewide. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball opens preseason camp

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team opened its preseason camp with a pair of practices, Monday, at the Dunn Center.

In the morning session, the Lady Govs saw a heavy emphasis on serving and passing. The afternoon session was dominated by scrimmaging as the Mott and assistant coach Ariel Apolinario began assessing the work that needs to be done.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Volleyball. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Lady Govs Volleyball. (APSU Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell Currahees give Dental Training to Afghan National Army Commandos

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Paktya Province, Afghanistan – “Life starts in the mouth,” said Capt. Abby Raymond, brigade dentist for 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and native of Anderson, IN. “If you don’t take care of your oral health it can have a systemic affect, it can affect your whole body, your job or your mission.”

In an effort to reduce that affect, Capt. Raymond, the brigade dentist for 4th BCT, 101st Abd. Div., Capt. Shani Thompson, a dentist with the 528th Sustainment Brigade, United States Army Special Operations Command, and their dental assistants, provided training covering dental basics at Forward Operating Base Thunder, Afghanistan, July 21st and 22nd.

U.S. Capt. Abby Raymond, a brigade dentist with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), checks the work of an Afghan medic with the 2nd Commando Battalion, 203rd Corps, Afghan National Army, performing an oral exam on a fellow commando during a basic dental class at Forward Operating Base Thunder in Paktia province, Afghanistan, July 22, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller/Released)

U.S. Capt. Abby Raymond, a brigade dentist with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), checks the work of an Afghan medic with the 2nd Commando Battalion, 203rd Corps, Afghan National Army, performing an oral exam on a fellow commando during a basic dental class at Forward Operating Base Thunder in Paktia province, Afghanistan, July 22, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller/Released)

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APSU Golf signs international prospect

 

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsClarksville, TN – Coming off the best season in school history, Austin Peay State University men’s golf team has added a top international prospect for the 2013-14 season.

Erik Hedberg Bertrand, a Barcelona, Spain native who had 15 local championships in addition to Top 10 finishes in a pair of prestigious international events over the last two-plus seasons, has signed a national letter of intent to play golf with the Governors.

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APSU Baseball has record Six Govs earn 1st Team All-OVC honors

 

Austin Peay State UniversityJackson, TN – A program-record six Austin Peay State University baseball players were recognized as the Ohio Valley Conference’s best player at their respective positions, receiving first-team All-OVC recognition, Tuesday night, at the OVC’s Annual Baseball Awards Banquet.

In addition to the six first-team honorees, which broke the program record set in 1996, Austin Peay saw two players receive second-team recognition. The eight total honorees ties the program record set in 1996.

Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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IRS Intensifies National Crackdown on Identity Theft

 

Part of Wider Effort to Protect Taxpayers, Prevent Refund Fraud

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – Continuing a year-long enforcement push against refund fraud and identity theft, the Internal Revenue Service today announced the results of a massive national sweep in recent weeks targeting identity theft suspects in 32 states and Puerto Rico, which involved 215 cities and surrounding areas.

The coast-to-coast effort against 389 identity theft suspects led to 734 enforcement actions in January, including indictments, informations, complaints and arrests. The effort comes on top of a growing identity theft effort that led to 2,400 other enforcement actions against identity thieves during fiscal year 2012.

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Fort Campbell to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month October 9th

 

Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Seminar Features Keynote Speakers, Latin Food Sampling

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – October is Hispanic Heritage Month and the Fort Campbell Equal Employment Opportunity Office will hold a diversity and inclusion awareness seminar October 9th at 11:00am in the Dale Wayrynen Recreation Center here.

Keynote speakers to be featured include Michelle Pacheco-Guzman from the Fort Campbell Equal Employment Opportunity Office, and Miguel Ruiz-Aviles, of the Department of Languages and Literature at Austin Peay State University.

This year’s theme is “Diversity United: Building America’s Future Today,” a concept both Pacheco-Guzman and Ruiz-Aviles are familiar with. «Read the rest of this article»

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