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IRS refund finally arrives for widow of slain Tampa officer whose identity was stolen

TAMPA — The widow of a slain Tampa police officer whose identity was stolen by tax fraudsters finally received her 2010 IRS refund this week, the department said Wednesday.

Kelly Curtis told the department she was contacted by the IRS one day after her plight was made public in a March 20 U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing.

Her husband, Officer David Curtis, was one of two officers killed during a traffic stop in June 2010. The killer accused in the case is awaiting trial.

When Curtis tried to file taxes in 2011, she was told someone had already filed in her husband's name.

Curtis was one of hundreds of Tampa Bay area victims of federal tax fraud. May are still fighting for resolutions to their own cases.

IRS refund finally arrives for widow of slain Tampa officer whose identity was stolen 04/11/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8:19pm]
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