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Schenectady man admits cashing fake tax refund checks

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A Schenectady man has admitted to taking part in a scheme to cash fraudulent tax refund checks made payable to people who were deceased, making off with more than $30,000 in the process. Michael A. Scouten, 30, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court last week to two federal charges: conspiracy and passing a Treasury check with a forged instrument. He faces as much as 10 years in federal prison and agreed to waive any right ...

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