PHOENIX -- Federal officials in Phoenix say a California man stole the identities of hundreds of dead and living people and used the information to electronically file for millions of dollars in fraudulent tax returns.
The U.S. Attorney for Arizona, Dennis Burke, announced a 74-count indictment against 29-year-old Daniel David Rigmaiden of Santa Clara on Thursday. Rigmaiden has been in custody for more than a year but his case has been under seal until recent weeks.
Burke says Rigmaiden ran the sophisticated tax fraud scheme. Rigmaiden remains in federal custody and is representing himself in the case.
A Phoenix man, 43-year-old Ransom Marion Carter III, has also been indicted, but remains a fugitive. Another co-conspirator in Utah has been arrested, but that case remains sealed.