IRS 1040 Tax Form Being Filled Out Credit: Metro file photo

A Philadelphia man is facing criminal charges for allegedly falsifying at least 25 tax returns to help clients get illegally enlarged refunds.

Edward Rorie, 49, now could face up to 75 years in prison and a fine of $6.25 million for defrauding the IRS, prosecutors announced.

Rorie was reportedly arrested Friday morning.


The IRS's criminal investigations division participated in this case.

Rorie allegedly filed returns falsely claiming deductions and tax credits for clients that they were not entitled to receive, including the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit, the Hope Tax Credit, the Earned Income Tax Credit, Education Credits, the Child Care Tax Credit, and the Recovery's Act Additional Child Care Credit.

According to the federal indictment, Rorie's actions allegedly defrauded the IRS of about $100,000.

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