Florida Woman Charged With Leading ID Theft Ring Tied To Creve Coeur Case

The U.S. Attorney’s Office Tuesday afternoon announced the arrest of Tania Henderson, a Florida woman authorities believe was in charge of “an extensive fraud and identity theft ring” with ties to a Creve Coeur woman arrested and charged with identity theft here last month.

Authorities: Woman Wanted Dead Person’s IRS Check

According to a press release announcing the complaint, authorities accuse Henderson of filing nearly 200 fake tax returns from her home, totaling at least $1.4 million.

Federal officials believe Henderson used what they called “a network of cooperators” like Patrina Taylor, who last month was arrested and charged after she allegedly tried to deposit a check written to a third person on behalf of a deceased taxpayer. Authorities said both the third person and the taxpayer were dead.

Henderson could face five years in prison and up to a quarter million in fines if convicted of leading the identity theft ring.

Taylor had a preliminary hearing in St. Louis Federal court November 21 and is scheduled for another on Friday morning.
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