Oregon disciplines tax workers

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Oregon officials took disciplinary action against four Department of Revenue employees who let a $2.1 million fraudulent tax return slip by.

Two employees have been re­assigned to jobs in which they will no longer have the authority to approve cash refunds, spokesman Derrick Gasperini said Wednesday. Two others received unspecified disciplinary action for the blunder, but can stay in their positions.

The personnel moves followed an internal investigation into a bogus tax return submitted by Krystle Reyes of Salem, who pleaded guilty Tuesday to fraud and tax evasion and was sentenced to 5½ years in prison. The audit found no evidence that the employees colluded with Reyes.

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