Job Search Site Stole Applicants Identities.

NEW YORK — Manhattan prosecutors say a job search website listed nonexistent jobs and stole applicants’ identities to file fake tax returns and collect tax refunds.

The district attorney’s office says the site, http://www.jobcentral2.net , preyed on unemployed people who were unlikely to file a tax return.

It says the site claimed that its job placement services were “sponsored by the government and intended for people with low income.”

According to court documents, Petr Murmylyuk recruited students from Kazakhstan, who allowed him to use their bank accounts to cash the tax refunds.

The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/J6Y2qR ) reports that the amount collected totaled more than $450,000.

Murmylyuk was charged with money laundering, identity theft and other charges.

Information about his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.  Source/Credit: The Republic.com

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Welcome. My name is Charles “Buzz” Smith and I’m the SR Curmudgeon of Consulting Services at OPI National Outplacement. My role, in addition to agitating our sales personnel, and consultants is to take the lead on delivering outplacement and career transition services that are effective. I blog about career stuff when my wife of 40 years, Linda banishes to the garden.

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