Police in a Chicago suburb say the Internal Revenue Service has told a 7-year-old boy he owes back taxes on $60,000 because someone else has been using the youngster's identity to collect wages and unemployment benefits.
Officers in suburban Carpentersville said Friday the second-grader's identity has been in use by someone else since 2001.
Detectives have filed a felony identity theft charge against 29-year-old Cirilo Centeno of Streamwood, Ill.
They accuse Centeno of using the boy's personal information to collect more than $60,000 in pay and services while working three jobs. They say he also used the boy's ID to buy a truck, pay bills and even collect unemployment benefits.
I can only say it's about time the IRS began cracking down on these juvenile scofflaws. If they collected from all these kids who obviously have no regard for the laws of this land, then we'd have a budget surplus within six months! I'm sick and tired of paying more than my fair share of taxes and getting nothing in return! If little snots like this are forced to pony up we'd be in good shape and could even increase the size of the tax cuts for the super-rich without increasing the deficit. Do you realize how many kids there are in this country? Billions at least!
They need to make an example of this little creep.I hope he's hauled into Tax Court in shackles and ordered to forfeit his lunch money for the rest of his life. Any of you bleeding hearts that say it's not his fault--well, baloney--its everyone's responsibility to guard against identity theft, and since he obviously didn't, he's guilty of providing material support to a criminal enterprise. There's nothing in the statutes that lets kids off the hook. He really should do hard time for this, but he's probably related to Barack Hussein Obama.