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June 21, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kathleen Ogden knew the Internal Revenue Service was not to be taken lightly. And the allure of a brand-new Mercedes Benz 300 E was just too tempting to pass up. So when a man claiming to represent the IRS told Ogden she could claim the Mercedes--or $52,975 in cash--the Washington state mother of three listened. When he said that all she had to do was prepay $535 in luxury tax, she complied. "He asked me if I had that much money," Ogden, 38, recalled Thursday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kathleen Ogden knew the Internal Revenue Service was not to be taken lightly. And the allure of a brand-new Mercedes Benz 300 E was just too tempting to pass up. So when a man claiming to represent the IRS told Ogden she could claim the Mercedes--or $52,975 in cash--the Washington state mother of three listened. When he said that all she had to do was prepay $535 in luxury tax, she complied. "He asked me if I had that much money," Ogden, 38, recalled Thursday.
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June 20, 1991
A federal grand jury this week indicted a Los Angeles man for fraud and impersonation of an Internal Revenue Service agent after he allegedly posed as a tax collector who notified people that they had won a sweepstakes contest and were required to pay an income tax to collect valuable prizes.
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