by Mindy Aguon
Guam - The Internal Revenue Service is investigating two Dededo women who allegedly provided false tax returns to fraudulently obtain more than $2 million in tax refunds and refund anticipation loans. A search warrant was executed last week at a home along Lada Avenue in Dededo.
Court documents name Immaculata "Joyce" Sewell and Joanne Sewell as being identified by varying witnesses as the two individuals who allegedly filed hundreds of questionable tax returns since 2008 to the IRS. The women allegedly charged individuals 10% of the refund amount to prepare and file the returns that claimed various credits that the individuals were not entitled to.
During the execution of the warrant, federal agents seized computers, hard drives, IRS correspondence and tax returns. The two women have not yet been charged in court.