St. Louis musician charged in tax refund scheme - KMOV.com

St. Louis musician charged in tax refund scheme

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By Brendan Marks By Brendan Marks

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com)-- A local musician was charged Wednesday in relation to a stolen identity tax refund scheme after authorities were made aware of suspicious deposits by financial institutions being used by the musician. 

Olufunsho Adeshina, 29, a guitarist living in the St. Louis area, was charged in a criminal complaint after IRS Criminal Investigators allegedly discovered tax refunds due to multiple individuals being deposited into multiple accounts held by Adeshina. 

After becoming suspicious of Adeshina's alleged actions, multiple financial institutions took to freezing his accounts and contacting law enforcement. 

According to the criminal complaint, nearly $200,000 from the United States Treasury has been deposited into more than 20 financial accounts controlled by Adeshina since the beginning of 2015 and tax authorities have been able to confirm at least one of the deposits was generated by false and fraudulent tax returns. 

According to federal agents, a search for Adeshina revealed that the musician has left the St. Louis area.

Anyone with information on Adeshina's whereabouts is asked to contact the St. Louis Office of IRS Criminal Investigation at 314-612-4097.

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