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District Files Tax Fraud Case Involving Former DC Employee

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

District Files Tax Fraud Case Involving Former DC Employee

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The District today filed a civil suit against former District government employee Kimberle Davis, two other women, and 2FT Fast Facts Tax Service, Inc. alleging a conspiracy to defraud the District by filing fraudulent tax returns on behalf of their clients.  The case was filed in D.C. Superior Court, Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan announced.

The lawsuit alleges that Kimberle Davis, LaDonna Davis, and Sherri Davis, while working for 2FT Fast Facts Tax Service Inc. between 2006 and 2011, created and submitted falsified information on D.C. income tax returns prepared for their clients to ensure they obtained refunds. Sherri Davis is LaDonna Davis’ aunt; they are not related to Kimberle Davis.

The complaint charges that as part of the conspiracy, Kimberle Davis, then an employee of the Office of Tax and Revenue, improperly accessed tax records to check whether Fast Facts clients were being audited, and if so, the status of any audit.

The fraud originally sought to deprive the District of more than $789,000 in unwarranted refunds. The District has recovered more than $550,000 directly from taxpayers whose returns were fraudulent. The lawsuit seeks to recover $212,174.04 plus $1 million in punitive damages.

Attorney General Nathan said, “Our office is committed to pursue all remedies against those who defraud the city. It is especially disturbing when a city employee abuses the public trust by taking part in a fraud that deprives the District of needed revenue.”

Media Contact
Ted Gest, Public Information Officer
(202) 727-6283
ted.gest@dc.gov