Accused ringleader of major tax fraud scheme posts bond

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —

An accused ringleader of a multi-million dollar tax fraud scheme has bonded out of jail.

A federal judge allowed Tanya Fox to bond out for $25,000.

Investigators said Fox stole personal information, filed fake tax returns and then had the money deposited in her own account.

They said she continued to do it for years, even while she was under investigation.

Court records show information from two dozen victims was allegedly stolen from where Fox worked as a tax preparer.

More than 2,000 other victims are health department patients.

Federal investigators believe Fox worked with others to steal identities and file false tax returns, as far back as 2010.

She allegedly set up bank accounts in her name, as well as fake businesses to funnel the money, which she would then withdraw.

In January, investigators said she had two furniture deliveries made using other people’s credit.

Investigators seized the furniture during a raid of her Clermont home last week.

Two health department workers and a relative who also allegedly stole identities have already been sentenced.